How To Fold A Towel Unicorn
Supplies Needed to Make a Towel Unicorn
1 White Bath Towel
1 White Hand Towel
1 White Wash Cloth
2 Gold Pipe Cleaners (AKA chenille stems or fuzzy craft sticks)
How to Fold a Towel Unicorn Body
The towel unicorn uses a standard towel animal body made from a bath towel. Start by laying the white bath towel out flat.
Roll each end to the center from the short side.
Fold rolled towel in half, rolls to the outside. Pull tips out of the center of each roll.
Take the tip ends of both sides of one roll in one hand, and the tip ends of both sides of the other roll in the other hand.
Pull all of them at once until you have pulled legs out of the roll and the towel looks like a body with four legs. If you lack the hand strength to pull the whole thing at once, pull it as far as you can, then set it down and take one end of a roll with one hand and the end of the other end other roll on the same half (longways) of the body with the other hand and pull just one side of the body. Repeat with the other side.
How to Fold a Towel Unicorn Head
Fold the hand towel in half across the center the short way.
Fold the edges of the open end over a couple inches.
From the center of the 2-inch fold, fold each corner over in triangle fashion.
Fold the point down and the long edge up.
Fold over the corners of the long edge into little triangles.
Tightly roll both sides of the head to the middle.
Put a rubber band around the head near the straighter edge.
Fold the end of the towel over the rubber band and shape ears from the bits that stick up out the middle. Shape the other end as desired for the nose.
How to Make a Pipe Cleaner Unicorn Horn
Set two pipe cleaners perpendicular to one another.
Fold both in half over each other so they are hooked over one another.
Twist from the folded ends until the twisted part is the length you want the horn to be.
Lift up the edge of the towel folded over the rubber band and intertwine the ends of the pipe cleaners into the rubber band.
Fold the edge back over the rubber band so all that shows is the horn. (Or just make the horn ahead of time and put it on the rubber band while you are making the head.)
How to Fold a Washcloth Unicorn Tail
Lay white washcloth out flat. Fold one corner over diagonally, leaving a boarder of an inch or two unfolded.
Turn washcloth over so folded part is underneath.
From the center of the folded end, roll entire washcloth in one continuous roll so that it has a small tight end and an open sweeping end.
Finishing the Towel Unicorn
Position the unicorn’s body as desired. Insert the tail on one end and set the head on the other. Decorate with eyes. Felt or paper eyes will usually stick to the towel on their own, but googly eyes need double stick tape to hold them on.
For more towel animal folding instructions visit My Cruise Stories Towel Animal Page.