The first animal in this series was the easy towel seal. When the stewards make that one on the ships, a lot of passengers aren’t quite sure what it is. There’s no mistaking this bigger, better, more detailed towel seal. Other options with this animal include using brown towels to make a sea lion, or adding tusks to make a walrus.
Supplies Needed to Make a Towel Seal/Sea Lion
1. Two Bath Towels
2. Googly Eyes or bits of felt or cloth or paper eyes
3. Any other decorations desired such as a fish hanging from the mouth, a tongue, or whatever strikes your fancy
4. For a walrus, add tusks made of pipe cleaners, straws, felt, paper, or whatever you have that resembles tusks.
5. For a baby towel seal use two hand towels instead of bath towels and follow the same directions as for big seal.
Starting the Towel Seal Head and Flippers
Fold one towel in half across the short side and then fold in half again parallel to the first fold. Set aside.
How to Fold a Towel Seal Body
Fold about ¾ of the towel across the short side so that about a quarter of it hangs out the end in a single layer.
On the doubled end, fold both corners to the center so the end folded end resembles the point of a triangle.
Roll both long sides to the center of the towel.
Place the pointy end on the center of the head and flipper towel.
Fold the corners of the head and flipper towel to the center over top of the body towel so the whole thing resembles an arrow.
Fold the two triangles together and flip the whole thing over.
Raise the head and flipper end and shape as desired. Shape the tail end into tail fins.
Decorate with eyes and any other desired embellishments.
What’s next in towel folding? My Cruise Stories very own
towel anteater. With the holidays coming up, the anteater will have to wait. Next up is now the towel turkey.
You can find instructions on how to fold all sorts of other towel animals in My Cruise Stories towel animal archives or on the Towel Animal Page.
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Very cute. Nice job.
Can you do a towel racoon? It would be a good camping towel animal.
That might be a hard one. I’d have to find the right colors of towels.
So cool! Thank you!