This blog has two different types of stingrays. The first shows how our cabin steward on the Carnival Liberty, Astika, made a super easy stingray. The second is from the towel animal folding book available for passengers on Carnival ships to buy.
Astika’s Super Easy Towel Stingray
1. Hand Towel
2. Bath Towel
3. Eyes (bits of cloth or paper or googly eyes)
How to Fold Astika’s Stingray
Folding the Stingray Tail
Roll the hand towel lengthwise. The whole towel in one roll. Yup, it’s that easy.
Making the Stingray Body
Fold Towel in half crosswise.
Fold in half on the diagonal so it makes a triangle.
Assembling the Towel Stingray
Place the body over the tail so the long side is centered over one end of the tail and the point sits on the tail roll.
Shape the towel body along the edges of the towel roll.
Fold over the tips on each side.
This is a great one for beginning towel animal folders because it is so easy.
Carnival Towel Animal Book Stingray
1. Bath Towel
2. Hand Towel
Folding the Stingray Body
Lay the bath towel out flat and roll both ends to the middle.
Flip it over so the rolls are on the bottom. Fold one end up about a third of the way over the upside down rolls.
Turn it over so the folded side is on the bottom.
Unroll the ends farthest away from the folded part.
Keep unrolling until it spreads the width you want your stingray to be. The folded under part may unroll a bit while you do this until it is about a fourth of the way under the towel instead of a third as it started. (Note: the book directions say only to fold it back a forth to start with, but their sketches show it from a third to nearly halfway.)
Making the Towel Stingray Tail
Lay the hand towel out flat. Use a finger to hold down a corner, and roll the short side from that corner.
Continue rolling from that corner until the whole towel becomes one roll.
Assembling the Towel Stingray
Put the rolled tail under the body so the corner where the roll started hangs out as the tip of its tail and the other end reaches the ends of the rolls folded underneath its body.
Shape as desired and add eyes.
Next Animal in this Cruise Ship Towel Animal Folding Series: Cat
For instructions on how to fold other towel animals, click this link.
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This will be great fun the next time company comes! Thank you. 🙂
Your company will love it, just about everybody loves towel animals.
Ahhhh! I love this post. I once went on a cruse and there was a monkey towel in my cabin and it scared me so bad because i thought it was a man! Ha, well thanks for making me remember that . . . I’m off to practice my sting ray now.
That is so funny.
Next time I visit, I totally expect a towel animal waiting on my bed. Don’t disappoint please. Also, that next one, the cat, looks like a sheep to me. A lamb actually. A cute little lamb.
Towel animals everywhere….oh wait they already are. Maybe you’ll like my kitty cat better. I didn’t think that cat was so baaaad, it looked like a cat to me. (Oh who can resist the sheep joke.)