How To Fold a Towel Dog

bulldog does what dogs do best - beg for food

Bulldog in Carnival Liberty’s Lido Resturant

Supplies Needed to Make a Towel Dog

1. Bath Towel

2. Hand Towel

3. Wash Cloth

4. Eyes

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.

how to make a towel dog

roll both ends of bath towel to middle

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.

making a towel animal body

pull the ends of all four rolls at once

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.)

how to make the standard towel animal body

pulling rolled towel into 4-legged towel animal body

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

how to fold a towel dog  head from a hand towel

fold hand towel in half lengthwise

Lay the hand towel out flat and fold in half the long way.

how to make a towel dog head

put a finger on the center of the folded side and pick up corner of top layer only

Put one finger in the center of the folded side to hold the towel flat.

folding a towel dog head

pull the top corner to the middle making a triangle out of one side of the towel

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.

towel origami

fold the top layer of the other side into a second triangle

folding a towel dog head

towel looks like two side-by-side triangles

Repeat with the other side.  Now you have two side by side triangles.

towel art

fold the pointy tips under

Fold the tip of the pointed end under the towel.

making a towel dog head

fold the edges of both sides toward the center

Fold the edges of both sides toward the center, but not all the way to the middle on the top side of the towel.

making towel animals

roll both sides to the center at the same time

Roll both sides to the middle at the same time.

towel dog head

towel dog head ready for nose sculpting

Turn the head around. Shape the nose as desired.

making a towel dog head

One side tucked in

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

how to make a washcloth dog tail

roll the washcloth diagonally from corner

For optional towel dog tail, lay a washcloth out flat.  Start from any corner and roll on the diagonal until whole washcloth is rolled.

how to fold a washcloth dog tail

washcloth rolled into dog tail

Place tail under dog body and position as desired.

putting together the parts of the towel dog

make the tail the length you want by putting the rest of the rolled washcloth under the towel dog so only the part you want showing sticks out

Finishing the Towel Dog

How to make a towel dog

finished towel dog decorated with eyes and tongue

Decorate towel dog as desired with eyes, nostrils, tongue, collar, etc.

Next up in this Towel Animal folding seriesStingray

stingray towel animal

towel stingray

For more towel animal folding instructions on a variety of animals please visit My Cruise Stories Towel Animal Page.

Copyright My Cruise Stories 2012

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4 Responses to How To Fold a Towel Dog

  1. artzent says:

    Oh, this is awesome and I am going to try it. I can imagine this in a guest bathroom. Thank you!

  2. He looks so friendly. I kind of want to give him a pat 🙂

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