How to Make a Towel Dinosaur

how to fold cruise ship towel animals

towel dinosaur

Supplies Needed to Make a Towel Dinosaur

1. One bath towel

2. Two hand towels

3. Eyes and any other desired embellishments

How to Fold a Towel Dinosaur

towel origami, towel art

roll both sides to middle from short ends

Start with the bath towel, and make the standard towel animal body, same as the dog, pig, or most of the other towel animals.  Roll both ends to the middle from the short sides.

towel animal folding instructions

fold rolled towel in half with rolls to the outside and pull tips out of ends

Fold in half with rolls to the outside and pull the tips out of each roll.

how to make a towel dinosaur

pull tips from ends of rolls until it pulls into animal body

towel animal folding directions

standard towel animal body

Hold the tips of the two rolls from the same end of the towel in one hand and the tips of the two rolls from the other end of the towel in the other hand.  Pull all four at the same time until the rolls pull out into the four legs of an animal body.

how to make a dinosaur head and tail

hang hand towel on a hook

folding towel dinosaur head and tail

rolled towel on hook

Take the two hand towels, and one at a time and hang the center on a peg or hold it under your chin.

use hand towels to make head and tail

dinosaur head or tail

Tightly roll both sides at the same time so that the rolls come to a point at the end on the hook or under your chin, just like rolling the towels for the cat’s head.

assembling a towel dinosaur

put the head and tail towels between the leg rolls of the body towel

Turn the dinosaur body over so the rolled parts in the middle are on the top.  Insert the two hand towels into the middle of the body between the rolls with one pointing out on each side.

how to make a towel dinosaur

fold the leg rolls over the head and tail towels while flipping dinosaur over and into a seated position

Turn over and set body into a seated position.

how to fold a towel dinosaur

Raise the neck and shape and position head and tail. Use front legs to support neck. Decorate as desired.

Raise neck and shape head as desired.  You may need to make some adjustments in the position of the head and neck towel and the front legs to get it to stand up.

how to make a towel dinosaur

finished towel dinosaur

Decorate as desired.  I used googly eyes and a pipe cleaner to decorate mine.  Bits of felt, cloth, or paper work fine for eyes too.

Then next animal in this cruise ship towel animal folding series is the towel bear.

towel bear at Carnival Liberty bandstand

towel bear

For more towel animals, please visit My Cruise Stories Towel Animal Page.

Copyright My Cruise Stories 2012

About LBcruiseshipblogger

MyCruiseStories blog tells stories about adventures in cruising on ships big and small. Things to do onboard and in port. Anything connected to cruising. Also food, travel, recipes, towel animals, and the occasional random blog.
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3 Responses to How to Make a Towel Dinosaur

  1. I just love these. So very clever. One day I’ll get around to trying them all out and impress my friends like mad.

  2. sharechair says:

    If I can get myself organized and ready in time for Christmas, I’d love to have these sitting on the beds of the overnight guests. That would be fun! Thanks for the instructions. 🙂

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