Some people might think making a towel skunk stinks, but I had a request for instructions on how to make one, so I had to figure out how. Here it is, a brand new My Cruise Stories original towel animal. Possibly the only towel skunk folding directions in existence since the person requesting it could not find them anywhere.
2 black washcloths 1 white washcloth 1 rubber band
black bath towel eyes (googly, felt, or paper)
Use 1 black washcloth to make the skunk’s head. Start by folding the washcloth in half on a straight line so it comes out as a rectangle.
From the center of the folded edge, fold both ends over into triangles so that the center of the original fold is at the peak of the larger triangle formed by folding the ends over.
Fold long edge over on top of the side with triangle folds.
Fold the whole thing in half with the long fold to the outside. Carefully pull the tips of the corners of the triangles out from under folded edge to make small ears. Shape nose as desired and secure long bits with rubber band under head.
The skunk uses the standard towel animal body. Start by laying the bath towel out flat. From the short ends, tightly roll both sides to the center.
Fold in half with the rolls to the outside. Pull the tip out of the center of each roll.
Grab the pulled corners of both ends of one roll in one hand, and the pulled corners of both ends of the other roll in the other hand.
Pull them tight and stretch into animal body with four legs. If you can’t pull all 4 legs all the way out at once pull them as far as you can, then set the body down and do one pair at a time. Set the body down with the longer part of the towel running lengthwise across the legs on top. (The side shown in the picture above.)
Tail and stripe
Fold the second black washcloth in half diagonally so it forms a triangle. Start with one corner of the white washcloth and roll it until you reach the opposite corner so the whole thing is one long roll. Place white washcloth with the tip of one end sitting just inside the peak of the triangle in the black washcloth.
Fold the black triangle over on both sides along the edges of the white roll.
Set the long part of the white stripe that is not within the black washcloth between the rolls on the towel body, with the tail part hanging out beyond the back legs and adjust the tail part so the black doesn’t cover the white.
Put the head between the legs at the other end of body. Tuck the end of the stripe into the back of the head and arrange the stripe, tail, head, and body as desired.
Add eyes. Googly eyes work nicely with a bit of double-stick tape to hold them on. Eyes made from things like felt, paper or bits of cloth work fine too. If you really wanted to get creative you could add a little white felt stripe to the face so the skunk has a stripe there too like a real one.
For instructions on how to fold lots of different towel animals, see My Cruise Stories Towel Animal Page.