How to Make a Towel Santa

how to make Santa Claus from towels

Towel Santa Claus

How to Fold a Towel Santa

Supplies Needed to Make a Towel Santa

christmas snow cotton

bag of Christmas cotton

1 red bath towel       1 skin colored hand towel

Santa hat     cotton

black mittens        black socks      eyes

How to Fold a Towel Santa Body

towel Santa folding instructions

roll both ends of bath towel to middle

Lay red bath towel out flat.  Roll both ends to the middle.

towel art

fold rolled towel in half and pull center of tips out at the end of each roll

Fold rolled towel in half, rolls to the outside.  Pull tip ends out of each roll.

towel origami

pull both ends of the towel at once

Take both tips of same roll in one hand and both tips of other roll in other hand and pull with both hands until towel rolls pull out into a body.

How to Make a Towel Santa Head

towel folding crafts

towel hanging on a hook at center of long side with both ends hanging evenly

Hang skin colored hand towel on wall hook or tuck center of one long side under chin.  Make sure both sides of towel hang evenly.

towel folding instructions

roll both sides as tightly and evenly as possible

Roll both sides to middle, keeping them as tight and as even with each other as possible.

towel folding directions

tightly roll from wide end with just enough towel for the ears sticking out on either side

Set towel on flat surface with rolls on the underside.  Leave just enough loose towel for ears hanging off each side at the end and roll towel from big end to small end.  Tuck excess towel from ear ends into sides of rolls before the rolls get too tight for that.

how to fold towels into Santa

finished towel head

Roll towel nearly to small end, then tuck small end between rolls leaving a bit of the tip sticking out for a nose.

Finishing the Towel Santa

Christmas in a towel

finished towel Santa Claus

Use safety pins to adjust the Santa hat until it fits the towel Santa head.  If you can’t find a small hat, tuck part of the hat inside itself to make it smaller and pin it.  If you want the hat to stand up, stuff it with some of the cotton.  Set hat on the towel Santa head, pin in place if necessary.  Put mittens on the arm rolls and use socks for boots on the leg rolls.  Cut strips of cotton and wrap around each arm and leg for white trim on Santa’s suit.  Make a cotton beard and set it on the Santa head.  Place head on body.  Use double stick tape to put google eyes on the towel Santa.  You can make paper eyes if you don’t have googly eyes.

Christmas towel animal

Towel Reindeer

Click here if you would like to make a towel reindeer for Santa.

For instructions on how to fold other towel animals visit My Cruise Stories Towel Animal Page.

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About LBcruiseshipblogger

MyCruiseStories blog tells stories about adventures in cruising on ships big and small. Things to do onboard and in port. Anything connected to cruising. Also food, travel, recipes, towel animals, and the occasional random blog.
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2 Responses to How to Make a Towel Santa

  1. Ralph says:

    Heehee ! Fantastic LB ! You know how much I love your folding towels. So clever and so much fun ! 😀 ❤

  2. aFrankAngle says:

    Perfect … and thanks for the smiles!

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