If you've ever been on a cruise (and even if you haven't, now you know), each time you enter your room, you will find a towel animal hanging out on your bed. This summer, one of the classes on the ship was how to make some! So I thought I would share with you all how to make one! I'm not as good as the staff on board, but I tried my best. It's hard to explain in words how to make these, but hopefully the pictures help. Please leave a comment if you have any questions!
Things you'll need:
1 large towel
1 medium-sized towel
Step 1: Place your large towel in a landscape position and roll the left and right ends to the center.
Step 2: Fold towel in half so that the crease is on the outside
Step 3: Twist the ends out a little bit (this will be the feet of your bunny).
Step 4: Take 2 legs into each hand and pull outward (this part is hard to explain, try to follow the picture!).
Step 5: Put large towel aside. Now take your medium-sized towel and fold in half, landscape-wise, and have the folded side facing away from you.
Step 6: Put your finger in the center of the top of your towel, take the bottom right corner of the towel, and pull straight down. Do not fold, just pull.
Step 7: Repeat on the right side, and you will have something that looks like a bat.
Step 8: Fold the top corner underneath, a couple of inches.
Step 9: Fold the sides of the "bat" towards the center, like you did with the large towel.
Step 10: Flip over the towel, and it will look like this!
Step 11: Pull the ears down a little bit, and you have your bunny head! Place it on top of the large towel.
Step 12: Accessorize!
The class was provided as part of a campaign to sell their how-to book, Towel Creations. The campaign is part of a larger effort for Carnival Cruiselines to raise $1,000,000 for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital! I ended up buying it on the ship for $14.95, and 100% of the proceeds were donated.