Scorpions may not appear on many people’s list of favorite creatures, but they do make a rather interesting towel animal.
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)
How to make Scorpion Legs
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
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.
Fold down both sides in triangular fashion so the towel forms a large triangle.
How to Make Washcloth Scorpion 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
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.
Tightly roll both sides to the middle, making sure the pointed end stays especially tight while you roll.
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.
Turn the towel rolled side down.
Assembling the Towel Scorpion
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.
For instructions on how to fold many other towel animals please visit My Cruise Stories Towel Animal Page.
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.
Awesome…. I ´ll have to try this 🙂 have a great week!!!!
Very creative! 🙂 💜 Jackie@KWH