On a recent cruise I was greeted in my stateroom by a silly elephant. This elephant was actually 2 towels folded with care. Towel animals are very common on cruises and too often the workmanship of this craft is overlooked. I’m goofy and just love finding a new animal each night on a cruise.
This trip there was a towel folding class during our day at sea. I signed up and was at the head of the class to learn how to fold an elephant and a dog. I also watched as cabin stewards folded stingrays, monkeys, turtles, frogs, rabbits, and teddy bears. I even bought the book the cruise line offered. According to the cruise line the top three animals are elephant, dog, and monkey.
I love it and adapted the folds using rectangles of paper to make some greeting cards. You need 2 towels for most animals. A regular body towel and a face towel (not a wash cloth). There are three basic body shapes and there basic face shapes that you fold, it really is quite easy. Surprise your next houseguest with a cute puppy or rabbit waiting for him or her!
Special Thanks to Tammy Zook for providing us with these photos!