How To Fold a Towel Monkey
Supplies Needed for Hanging Towel Monkey
1 bath towel 1 hand towel decorations hangings
How to Fold a Hanging Towel Monkey Body
The hanging towel monkey uses the standard towel animal body. Lay bath towel flat and roll both ends to the center from the short sides.
Fold rolled towel in half with the rolls to the outside. Pull the tip out of the center of each roll.
With one hand holding the tips from both ends of one roll, and the other hand holding the tips of both ends of the other roll, pull tips of all 4 rolls until rolls pull into legs of towel animal body.
If you lack the hand strength to pull the whole thing at once, pull as much as you can to get it started and then use one hand on each end of the same roll to pull one side at a time.
To hang the monkey, either use two clothespins to pin the arms to a hanger, or tie a string around the ends of both arms and hang it over a curtain rod, hook, or whatever is available to tie it to.
How To Fold An Open-Mouthed Monkey Head
Fold the hand towel in half across the short side.
Fold in half again. You have several options depending on how you want the finished monkey head to look. The open edges on the short end will always be where you fold your triangle points. If they are on the top side of the towel, they will be the top lips on the finished head. If they are on the bottom side of the towel, they will end up as the bottom lips. Then you can decide if you want to open the mouth between the two open edges so that the towel hem makes a lip, or for a wider open mouth you can leave those edges together and open between folds so one lip is both open ends together and the other is a folded edge .
Fold one side over from center to form a triangle.
Fold the other side over from center to form a second triangle.
Fold the two triangles into one with the back sides together and the open ends on the outside of the center fold.
Fold down corners on both sides of triangle.
Open folds at rounded end to create mouth.
Use felt or red paper to make a tongue that highlights the open mouth.
Finishing the Hanging Towel Monkey
Tuck head between raised arms of hanging body. Add eyes (googly eyes, or eyes made of paper or felt) or sunglasses. Add any other decorations desired, such as the pom pom nose on this monkey. Adjust body and legs to keep center as closed as possible.
For a completely different option on how to make the head for an open-mouthed towel monkey, check out this video with Bagus from MSC Divina, who has his own way to make a towel monkey with an open mouth.
For instructions on how to fold all sorts of other towel animals, please visit My Cruise Stories Towel Animal Page.
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