Most of the time, cruise ship passengers find towel animals in their room when they return in the evening. On the Carnival Liberty, we also found some frogs at the towel hut on the Lido deck.
The frog uses the standard body, same as the rabbit and many other towel animals.
Start with a bath towel. Roll each side to the middle from the short ends. Start the roll by folding just a small amount of towel over.
Once both rolled sides reach the middle, fold towel in half with the rolled part on the outside. The rolls each end up folded in half when this gets done.
Pull the tips of the corners out of each roll. Take the tips of both corners of one roll in one hand and both corners of the other roll in the other hand. Pull corners tight like you are playing tug-o-war with yourself until the towel resembles a body with four legs.
For the frog, pull the legs tight enough to leave a good gap between the two rolls. Set body aside until you make a head.
Use a hand towel to make the frog head. Start by folding it in half crosswise and then folding it in half again. Set it so the open edges of the towel are on top and toward you.
Take the top corner on one side and fold it to the center so that side makes a triangle. Repeat with the other top corner.
Fold the bottom corner up over the triangle so one side of the towel becomes a double layer of half sized triangles. Repeat with the other bottom corner.
Fold both sides down at the center as you fold the towel in half with each double layered triangle as one of the halves.
Shape the loose ends into frog lips.
Place the head in the center of the body between the two sets of folded legs.
Fold the legs toward the center while sitting the frog up.
Position the arms and legs of sitting frog as desired and add colored bits of cloth or paper for eyes. If desired further adorn your frog with a tongue or other embellishments.
Ta-da, a finished towel frog.
I didn’t quite get all the photos I wanted on board, so obviously I had to make a few fill-ins at home. I discovered why I had issues with the heads in my original towel folding blog, How to Fold Cruise Ship Towel Animals. My hand towels aren’t the right shape to fold into triangles and have the folds line up with the edge of the towel when folded from the center. This time I tried a smaller sized bath towel for the frog head and it worked quite well. There’s an important lesson in that, it only works if you have the right size towels.
The frog is third in a series of individual towel animals which so far includes a seal and a rabbit. There’s also my own invention, the crab, or how about a towel cake or snake? Now there’s an elephant, a gorilla a hanging towel monkey and more. If you want to be sure not to miss any upcoming animals, it is easy to make sure you can find this blog again. You can like it on facebook, follow it on twitter or networked blogs, or sign up for an email subscription.
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