Easy Towel Animals – How to Fold a Towel Crocodile

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Towel Crocodile

On our cruise on the MSC Divina, one of the stewards kindly allowed us to video him folding a variety of  towel animals.  Considering that Bagus was not our steward we greatly appreciated that he went above and beyond the call of duty to make these videos for this blog.

Most of the animals in this series from the Divina are easier to make than a lot of the animals featured on this blog so far, which is quite nice for new towel animal folders or those who have problems with the more difficult towel animals.  First up we have a crocodile.

Supplies Needed to Make a Towel Crocodile

Two Hand Towels

One Bath Towel


Towel Crocodile Folding Instructions

How to Fold Towel Crocodile Legs

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fold a few inches over on hand towels to start the legs

Lay one hand towel out flat.  Fold over several inches across one short end.

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roll towel from folded edge

From folded edge, roll towel to other end.

roll two hand towels for crocodile legs

crocodile legs

Bend rolled towel at the middle so it resembles a boomerang and set it down where you want one end of the crocodile to sit.  Repeat with other towel and set parallel to first towel at the distance the hind legs go away from the front.

How to Fold Towel Crocodile Head and Body

how to fold a towel crocodile

bath towel hanging from hook on wall

Tuck center of one edge of long side of bath towel under your chin or hang it on a hook on the wall.

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roll both sides of towel

Roll both sides of towel to the center at an angle from where the towel hangs.

how to fold a towel crocodile

set the body on the legs

Set towel over legs, rolled side down.  Leave enough of pointy end hanging over front set of legs for head.

making a towel crocodile

nose end tucked under and tail end shaped

Tuck the pointy end under to round off the end for the nose.  If desired, arrange the back end into a tail shape.

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towel crocodile decorated with googly eyes and felt nostrils

Decorate with eyes, which can be bits of felt or paper or googly eyes.  You can add further decorations such as nostrils if desired.

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finished towel crocodile

Other easy towel animals include the snake and the penguin.  Many more towel animal folding instructions are available on My Cruise Stories towel animal page.

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8 Responses to Easy Towel Animals – How to Fold a Towel Crocodile

  1. Lorraine Marie Reguly says:

    This is the cutest! 🙂 Love it, Lois.

  2. Gee, all my towels are white. Guess my croc would be albino.

  3. Chris Beath says:

    It could it also be a towel alligator if your cruise is leaving out of New Orleans.

  4. Cruise.co says:

    These are brilliant!
    We always enjoy coming back to our cabin and seeing which animal has been created – Our favorite so far is the monkey dangling from the coat hanger!

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