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How To: Fold a Towel Like an Elephant

If you've ever been on a cruise, especially one patronized by kids, your maid may have transformed your towels into fun, yet somewhat disturbing, animal shapes. I have to admit I always wondered how to make them. Learn how to fold up your very own Babar when you


  1. Lay a full-size towel flat.
  2. Roll the long edges of the towel until they meet.
  3. Find the center of the rolls and fold them together inward, making sure the center seam is on the outside.
  4. Fold a face cloth loosely, as shown below.
  5. Loosely roll and shapes its ends towards the center.
  6. Curl the trunk and shape the ears.
  7. Place the head on the body and accessorize with sunglasses, etc.

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ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
when i was in disney world they folded my towels into a teddy bear - it took it home with me because it was so cute
Advah Advah 9 years
Wiki-how has indications on how to fold towels like elephants, lobsters, cats and monkeys. :P (jup, that's what I do on the Internet during my lunch break!)
silly_pickle silly_pickle 9 years
I tried to fold the towel monkey yesterday, I failed.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Annika2494003 Annika2494003 9 years
he's so cute! i love him!
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 9 years
The only thing I know how to make is a towel penis ;)
DixieBelle6 DixieBelle6 9 years
For Christmas last year, my mom gave me a book on how to fold all the cruise ship towel animals. It's not as easy as it looks!
Princesskitty22 Princesskitty22 9 years
It's not phallic; it's an elephant. It is clearly an elephant. lol
joannakm joannakm 9 years
ummm....that is a little too phallic for me ;)
i-am-awesomeness i-am-awesomeness 9 years
Aww that's cute! I've also never been on a cruise before and I think these are adorable and in no way disturbing!
wren1 wren1 9 years
omg I've never seen this before (never been on a cruise). This is too cute!!
emalove emalove 9 years
Disturbing?! I love the towel animals they make on cruiseships! My friend and I would get so excited to go see which animal we had at the end of each night! We definitely had the elephant, I think also a stingray, a swan, and not sure what else. I think they're cute though!
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