Supplies Needed to Make Towel Bear
1. One Bath Towel
2. One Hand Towel
3. Eyes (bits of felt or paper or googly eyes)
4. Any other desired decorations – tongue, claws, etc.
How to Fold a Towel Bear
How to Fold the Towel Bear Body
The bear takes the standard body, same as the turtle, pig, or many other towel animals. Lay the bath towel out flat and roll both ends to the center from the short sides.
Fold towel in half with the rolls to the outside. Pull the tips out of the end of each roll. I didn’t get a good picture of this step folding the bear, so I
stole borrowed a photo from the cat.
Grasp the two tips that are the ends of one roll in one hand and the two tips that are the ends of the other roll in the other hand.
Pull all four simultaneously until the rolled towel becomes four legs and a body.
How to Fold the Towel Bear Head
Fold hand towel in half across the short side.
Fold in half again.
Hold center down with a finger and fold each side down like a triangle.
Flip towel to other side and fold the center point over.
- Pick towel up and invert while folding in half.
Shape nose and ears as desired.
How to Assemble a Towel Bear
Place head between leg rolls of body.
Bring body up into sitting position. Position legs as desired.
Decorate with eyes and any other embellishments.
I used small googly eyes, bits of pipe cleaner for claws, and felt for the tongue on this bear.
If you are looking for instructions on how to fold a one-towel teddy bear, click here.
For an Easy Towel Bear click here.
Although the bear is the last animal from the Carnival Liberty series, I still have more animals to come. Next up is the penguin, inspired by a penguin Rosario, our steward on the Norwegian Pearl, folded for us.
For instructions on how to fold a variety of other towel animals, click here for the towel animal page.
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I so love your folded towel animals. They are unbelievably clever
Thanks. I wish I could take credit for inventing them, but since I didn’t I really can’t. I did make up a crab all on my own though. https://mycruisestories.com/2012/02/22/how-to-fold-a-towel-crab/
Many years ago I got a calendar for Christmas. It was a paper airplane a day for a year. The first month or so was easy enough but as the planes got more complicated my planes started looking worse. I still have the calendar upstairs, maybe I will bring it with me next time and you can put your folding skills to use on planes. Justin would have fun with that. He had fun with the simple to fold planes until they got too complicated for us to fold right.
I suppose the ultimate measure of a paper airplane is in how well it flies. As with paper airplanes, so it is with towel animals in that some are definitely easier to make than others. Maybe the penguin will work for you when I post that one. It was pretty easy to make. Even easier in all one color, I added an extra washcloth to the original design to make the white front.
Oh the planes fly just fine if you were aiming at the ground. If you are lucky it may do a loop on it’s way down.
This is like towel origami. You seem to do it very well. Your animal towels should be on display. I take the Oscar Madison approach, and just throw them over a bar and forget about them.
Umm, well, now that you mention it, I do tend to have towel animals on display in the bedrooms of my house – until I need that color towel to fold a different animal that is. (I had to kill the bear to make the penguin for the next towel animal blog.) I have some nice new towels for animal folding. The ones we actually use – not so much.
This is so stinking cute! My daughter would love this!
I’m putting one in the shower when my wife gets home from the gym tonight…
Awesome, she’ll love it!
I like your towel animals better because they have eyes and stuff and aren’t just white. I hope that when I come to visit, I will find a towel animal on my bed….