How to Make a Towel Swan
Needed to Make Towel Swans
2 bath towels or 1 bath towel and 1 hand towel
Towel Swan Folding Instructions
TOWEL SWAN FOLDING VIDEO
Fold one bath towel in half across the center the short way.
Make accordion style folds from end to end starting from one of the sides adjacent to the first fold.
Fold in half and set aside.
Tuck the second bath towel under your chin at the center of one edge of the long side or hang it on peg. Make sure the peak is at the very center.
Tightly roll both edges from the center of one long side simultaneously. Go up and down the rolls and keep tightening them as you roll so it is as tight as possible from end to end.
Set the towel down on the wide end. Bend the narrow part into an S shape.
Tuck one towel end under the other at the back end of the wide part and shape so it looks like a swan tail. You could add eyes at this point and have a complete swan made from just one towel if you wanted to. Or keep following the steps for a swan with wings spread.
Set the previously folded wing towel on top of the body and tuck in between neck and body.
Spread out the wings and pose as desired. Lean the neck on the wings and pose head. Finish swan by adding eyes.
Swan Without Spread Wings
To make a swan without its wings spread start with a bath towel. Tuck the center of one long edge under your chin or hang from a peg and follow the same directions above for making the swan body.
Set the towel down on the wide end with the neck high. The back part of the towel is the middle of the swan’s body on this one rather than the tail.
Tuck one short end of the hand towel around the front of the body and lay the rest of it out over the body. Tuck the edges around the sides. Fold over one corner of the back end and the fold the other side under so it comes to a point. Shape into a swan tail and position as desired. There’s no specific right or wrong way to fold the tail, just fold the corners under and make it look like one.
Shape the neck and head as desired and add eyes. Eyes can be made from felt or paper or use googly eyes. Double stick tape comes in very useful for keeping eyes on towel animals.
For instructions on how to turn two swans into a heart click here.
For lots of other towel animals see My Cruise Stories Towel Animal Page.