Supplies Needed to Make a Towel Dog
1. Bath Towel
2. Hand Towel
3. Wash Cloth
5. Tongue, collar, or any other decorations desired
Video – Carnival Liberty Stateroom Steward Folding Towel Dog
How To Fold a Towel Dog Body
The dog takes the standard towel animal body.
Lay the bath towel out flat and roll both sides to the middle from the short ends. Fold the towel in half with the rolls to the outside. Pull the tips out of the end of each roll.
Take the two tips from each end of the same roll in one hand and the two tips from either end of the other roll in the other hand and pull all four at once until the rolls pull out into legs and it makes a body. (If you don’t have the hand strength to pull all four at once you can just start them that way and then pull each half individually to the finished position.)
For more detailed instructions on how to fold a standard towel animal body refer to My Cruise Stories pig or gorilla cruise ship towel animal folding blogs.
How to Make a Towel Dog Head
Lay the hand towel out flat and fold in half the long way.
Put one finger in the center of the folded side to hold the towel flat.
Take one corner of just the top layer of towel and bring it to the center so the end with your finger becomes the pointed end of that side of the towel which now looks like a triangle.
Repeat with the other side. Now you have two side by side triangles.
Fold the tip of the pointed end under the towel.
Fold the edges of both sides toward the center, but not all the way to the middle on the top side of the towel.
Roll both sides to the middle at the same time.
Turn the head around. Shape the nose as desired.
Take the top ear bits and tuck them in under the sides of the nose. This both defines the top of the face and makes ears. Place the head onto the body.
How to Fold a Washcloth Dog Tail
For optional towel dog tail, lay a washcloth out flat. Start from any corner and roll on the diagonal until whole washcloth is rolled.
Place tail under dog body and position as desired.
Finishing the Towel Dog
Decorate towel dog as desired with eyes, nostrils, tongue, collar, etc.
Next up in this Towel Animal folding series: Stingray
For more towel animal folding instructions on a variety of animals please visit My Cruise Stories Towel Animal Page.
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That was fun! 🙂
Oh, this is awesome and I am going to try it. I can imagine this in a guest bathroom. Thank you!
He looks so friendly. I kind of want to give him a pat 🙂
All you have to do is follow the instructions and you can make one of your own and pat it all you want.