How to Fold a Towel Turkey
Supplies Needed for Towel Turkey
1. One Bath Towel for main body
2. Three Washcloths for tail
3. Red Felt for wattle
4. Two Pipe Cleaners (AKA Chenille Stems) for feet
5. Two Eyes (google eyes, bits of felt, or bits of paper)
Towel Turkey Folding Instructions
How to Make a Towel Turkey Body
Hang center of long side of bath towel on wall hook, or tuck it under your chin. Roll both sides tightly to the middle until entire towel becomes two tight rolls with a pointy end at the top and wide end at the bottom.
Set tightly rolled towel down on flat surface with rolled side down. Roll towel bird body starting from wide end of towel and leaving enough of the pointy end unrolled to make the head and neck.
The part of the towel hanging out the sides becomes the wings after rolling the towel turkey body. Tuck the neck between the body rolls and curl the end down for the head.
How to Fold a Towel Turkey Tail
Fold one end of washcloth over. Fold same end again going the opposite way. Continue folding back and forth until entire washcloth is folded accordion style. Repeat with other two washcloths.
Fold all three at center, pinching folded end tight so they resemble a fan. Set them side by side and pinch folds as tightly as possible to make that end small enough to fit between the rolls of the turkey body.
Assembling the Towel Turkey
Push folded end washcloth tail into crack between turkey body rolls. Bring edges together where washcloths meet and shape tail as needed.
Fold red felt in half. Cut a turkey wattle out of the felt with the fold at the thinnest point. Insert folded end between rolls on underside of turkey’s head
Decorate with eyes and feet. Use double stick tape to keep google eyes on. See towel pigeon folding blog for instructions on how to make the pipe cleaner bird feet.
Next towel animal in My Cruise Stories Towel Animal Folding Series: Reindeer
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