How To Fold a Towel Lobster with Bagus of MSC Divina
Supplies needed to make a towel lobster:
1 bath towel
1 hand towel
2 washcloths (optional)
Towel Lobster Folding Instructions
This lobster starts with the standard towel animal body – sort of. In the video, Bagus shows a little trick for this. He first folds the towel in half to insure both sides are even, and he also tucks a bit down on each end before rolling. There’s nothing standard about how the body gets positioned after folding, he’s got quite a trick there.
Start by folding the bath towel in half across the short side. Fold over several inches across the top short edge. Start rolling from the folded edge. Roll until you get to the middle of the towel.
Flip the other side out from under the roll and roll the other end the same way as the first side.
Fold the rolled towel in half, rolls to the outside. Pull the tips out of the end of each roll. Take both tips from one roll in one hand and both tips from the other roll in the other hand.
Pull both sides away from each other as if your hands were playing tug-o-war with the towel.
Set the body down rolled side up and pull tight. Seems normal so far if you’ve made other towel animals, but now comes the trick.
Lift the center of on roll and place it over the top of the other roll. Position front legs as desired.
Set hand towel over top of lobster.
Make a series of fan-like folds across the short side of the hand towel down the lobster’s back. Tuck the sides of the hand towel under the lobster and shape the tail.
Decorate with eyes. Bagus used a glue stick, I always use double-stick tape. Either way works to stick google eyes on. Eyes made of paper or felt tend to stick fairly well on their own.
You could be done at this point, but I always like to embellish things, so I’ve added claws to mine.
How to Fold Towel Lobster Claws
Lay a washcloth out flat. Starting from one corner, roll diagonally across the washcloth to the opposite corner. Fold in half at the center of the roll and tuck into the end of one of the lobster’s front legs. Position in claw shape. Repeat with other washcloth and lobster leg.
The lobster would be better done in red towels, but I didn’t have any red towels, and not many colors where I have two washcloths, so mine has blue stripes. Luckily I can make it redder on the computer to see how much more lobstery it would have looked if I’d had red towels.
For instructions on how to fold all sorts of other towel animals, visit My Cruise Stories towel animal page.