Supplies Needed to Make a Towel Spider
3 Bath Towels
How to Make Towel Spider Legs
Legs for the towel spider are made from two standard towel bodies. Start with one bath towel. Roll both ends to the center from the short side.
Fold the rolled towel in half with the rolls to the outside. Pull the tips out of the end of each roll.
Take both tips of one roll in one hand and both tips of the other roll in the other hand
Pull the ends out of the rolls so it turns into a body with four legs.
Repeat with a second towel to make two bodies. Set one body with the rolls facing up and the other with the rolls facing down.
Tuck the body with the down facing rolls between the upward facing rolls of the other body perpendicular to each other so it becomes one eight-legged body.
How to Make Towel Spider Head & Body
Fold the remaining bath towel into thirds across the short side. On one end of the towel fold each side diagonally to the middle making two little triangles for the spider’s rear end.
Fold down the center of the opposite end and hold in place with a finger.
Fold each side of that end across the bit you are holding down so they reach just over the middle to make the spider’s head.
Turn towel over so folded ends are on the bottom and place it over the legs. Adjust position as needed and shape head and body as desired.
Finishing the Towel Spider
Position the spiders legs as desired. Add eyes, which can be googly eyes or eyes made of paper or felt. Other decorations such as fangs are optional. Pull bits of rolled cotton into strands and position around the spider like a web.
For more towel animal folding ideas see My Cruise Stories Towel Animal Page.