How to Make a Towel Scorpion

Scorpions may not appear on many people’s list of favorite creatures, but they do make a rather interesting towel animal.

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Towel Scorpion

How to Fold A Towel Scorpion

Supplies Needed to Make a Towel Scorpion

Bath Towel                                                Eyes (googly eyes or bits of felt or paper)

Hand Towel                                              8 Pipe Cleaners (AKA chenille stems or fuzzy sticks)

2 Washcloths

How to make Scorpion Legs

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Leg for Towel Scorpion

Fold each of the 8 pipe cleaners so they somewhat resemble a mountain with a small bit folded over on one end for the foot and a large bit at the other to go under the body.

How to Fold a Towel Scorpion Head

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Fold over 1/3 of the hand towel

Lay hand towel out flat.  Fold over 1/3 of the towel from one short end.  Fold the other short end over the first fold.

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after folding the towel in thirds, fold each end over in a triangle

Fold down both sides in triangular fashion so the towel forms a large triangle.

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after folding the two corners into triangles it forms one big triangle

How to Make Washcloth Scorpion Claws

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roll two washcloths for claws

Lay one washcloth flat.  Roll entire washcloth from one corner to the opposite corner.  Repeat with other washcloth.  Fold into V shape at center of roll.

How to Fold a Towel Scorpion Body

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Make sure the corners are even before rolling towel.

Hang the bath towel on a hook from the center of one edge of the long side, or tuck it under your chin to hold it tight.

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Tightly roll the far side of the towel on both ends.

Tightly roll both sides to the middle, making sure the pointed end stays especially tight while you roll.

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The rolls should be tighter than this. It’s hard to keep them tight while doing photos.

If your towel is not tightly rolled enough, unroll a bit and re-roll tighter, working your hands up and down the towel rolling each portion tighter as you go.

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Set towel down with rolled side underneath

Turn the towel rolled side down.

Assembling the Towel Scorpion

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set the head at the end of the rolled part and tuck the ends under the body

Place the head bit on top of the body with the triangle point to the front of the scorpion.  Tuck the ends under the sides of the body. Adjust the arm bits as needed and position as desired.  Place the legs under the body on both sides. Fold up back end of body and curl the tail over the body as desired.  Tuck one claw into the end of each arm.  Add eyes.

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Finished Towel Scorpion

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

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4 Responses to How to Make a Towel Scorpion

  1. Ruth Roberts says:

    Who ever heard of a towel scorpion? I am sure it would delight some little boys, and maybe some big ones, too. Is it your original idea?

    • It is from Carnival’s towel folding book, but with some embellishments added. A scorpion seemed appropriate for posting on Halloween. We actually had one in our cabin from the steward (also for Halloween), but of a simpler design.

  2. Aquileana says:

    Awesome…. I ´ll have to try this 🙂 have a great week!!!!

  3. Very creative! 🙂 💜 Jackie@KWH

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