The Towel Owl is a My Cruise Stories original towel animal. It’s cute, stands on its own, and not too hard to make.
Supplies Needed to make a Towel Owl
1 bath towel
2 hand towels
eyes and feet
1 rubber band
How to Fold a Towel Owl Head
Fold the short ends of one hand towel over evenly on both sides to make a square.
Fold the towel half diagonally making a triangle with the previous folds to the inside.
Roll the long edge of the triangle toward the point until the pointy end is the right length for a beak.
Fold in half with the roll on the outside. Secure the two sides of the roll together under the head with a rubber band.
How to Fold a Towel Owl Back, Wings, and Tail
Fold in half crosswise making the towel relatively square.
Fold all 4 corners into the center to make a diamond shape.
Fold towel in half across what would be the long side if the towel wasn’t folded, making a triangle.
How to Fold a Towel Owl Front
Fold 1/3 of a hand towel across the short side. Then fold the remaining unfolded third over the folded part making a rectangle. This towel can either be the same or a different color or pattern than the other two towels. I chose one with a similar color, but different pattern.
Lay center of the folded end of the towel over the long bits of the head piece. At this point it kind of like you are tucking the owl head into bed under a blanket.
Wrap both ends around the head piece and fold under any bits that stick out beyond the back so you can’t see them from the front.
Finishing the Towel Owl
Set the head and body onto wing piece with the head at the center of the long edge. The top of the body front will be on the towel with the head sticking out beyond the wing towel.
Fold the wings over the sides of the body and stand bird up with the bottom bit of the triangle sticking out behind it for the tail. Arrange wings tail, beak, and bottom of stomach as desired. It looks more owly if you shape the bottom of the stomach into 2 little legs. Add decorations such as paper, felt, or googly eyes and pipe cleaner, paper, or felt feet. This owl has pipe cleaner feet. Yellow eyes with black pupils would look the most realistic for an owl since that is what a lot of real owls have, but the closest I had in googly eyes was white with yellow pupils.
For instructions on how to fold other towel animals see My Cruise Stories Towel Animal Page.