How To Fold a Towel Lobster with Bagus of MSC Divina

how to fold towels into a lobster

Towel Lobster

Supplies needed to make a towel lobster:

1 bath towel

1 hand towel


2 washcloths (optional)

 Towel Lobster Folding Instructions

how to make a towel lobster

fold the towel in half and fold the end of the top half down a bit

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.

how to fold cruise ship towel animals

roll top half of towel from the fold across the end

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.

how to fold cruise ship towel animals

make the second roll the same as the first

Flip the other side out from under the roll and roll the other end the same way as the first side.

almost a standard towel animal body

pull tips out of the center of each roll

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.

turning towels into animals

hold the tips of both ends of one roll in one hand and both ends of 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.

towels rolled into animal body

looks like a standard towel animal body so far

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.

nothing standard about this towel animal body now

lift the center of one roll and place it on top of the center of the other roll

Lift the center of on roll and place it over the top of the other roll.  Position front legs as desired.

towel animal folding instructions

drape hand towel over back legs of lobster body

Set hand towel over top of lobster.

towel art

make a series of folds in the hand towel

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.

towel origami

tuck the sides of the hand towel under the lobster and shape the tail as desired

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.

ever eat a blue lobster?

finished towel lobster

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

how to fold a washcloth lobster claw

roll washcloth diagonally for lobster claw

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.

washcloth lobster claw

fold rolled washcloth at center and insert into ends of towel lobster legs

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.

changing color with computer photo editing

red(ish) looks a lot more like a lobster than blue

For instructions on how to fold all sorts of other towel animals, visit My Cruise Stories towel animal page.

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9 Responses to MSC TOWEL LOBSTER

  1. But how do you fold the container of butter sauce?

  2. Chris says:

    Lobsters can be found with lots of colors when they are alive. It’s just after cooking that they all end up looking red. They look better alive but probably taste better cooked. I haven’t tried eating a live one to be sure of this though.

    • I’ve never seen a live lobster except in a lobster tank where they all looked pretty much brownish red. I never knew they came in other colors.

      I don’t suppose a live one would go down without a fight if you tried to eat it, and they do have big claws.

      • Chris Beath says:

        If they are big enough even the dead ones can put up a fight. I was on a job on the Mars platform and one of the divers brought up a big lobster tail he caught on his dive. The cook said he hoped no one else caught one because he cut up his hands getting the meat out of the thick shell. The diver did get a great lobster omlete though.

  3. Leyla says:

    lovely work 🙂

  4. Ralph says:

    I think that this lobster is your best towel animal. I am looking forward to some more in the future. xox ❤

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