How to Make a Towel Pigeon
Supplies Needed to Fold a Towel Pigeon
1. Bath Towel
3. Eyes and other desired decorations
Folding a Towel Pigeon
How to Make a Towel Pigeon Body
Hang the center of one edge of the bath towel over a hook on the wall.
If you haven’t got any hooks on your wall you can tuck it under your chin to hold it instead.
Roll both edges of the towel as tightly as you possibly can. The end at the hook should come out small and tight, and may even curl a bit.
The wide end will have some extra towel hanging out, which will eventually become wings.
Once the towel is completely rolled lay it on a flat surface rolled sides down.
Starting from the wide end, and with the unrolled bits hanging out to the sides, roll the towel sort of into a ball.
Tuck the narrow end in between the rolls while it still has enough unrolled for a head and neck.
Turn so the narrow bit sticks up and then bend the top down for the head.
How to Fold a Washcloth Pigeon Tail
Lay a washcloth out flat.
Fold one side over an inch or so. Fold the folded side again and again accordion style so it somewhat looks like the folds of a fan.
When the entire washcloth is a stack of folds, fold it in half in the middle so it totally looks like a fan.
Insert the folded end between the rolled folds on the backside of the pigeon body.
Finishing the Towel Pigeon
Decorate as desired. Mostly towel pigeons just get eyes. Bits of paper, felt or other cloth, or googly eyes all work fine. I rather liked the pipe cleaner feet I made for my penguin, so I made some for the pigeon as well.
How to Make Pipe Cleaner Feet for Towel Birds
Fold one end of the pipe cleaner over onto itself.
Make another fold where the doubled part ends. Fold again at the same height as the first one.
Repeat for the other end. If the three folded bits do not all end up the same size, re-adjust the folds slightly one way or the other until they come out even. Or choose not to worry about it since the back end of the feet gets tucked under the bird anyway.
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