How To Make a Towel Origami Crab

Storing towels in the linen closet doesn’t have to be boring and dull not when you can fold them into little shapes! Having towels for your family and guests to use stored in creative, fun folds is a great way to inject some personality into everyday essentials like towels and is a wonderful way to let people know how creative you can get.

The best part is that you can even teach how to fold towels into cute animal shapes to your kids and you can spend a lot of fun bonding moments as you all hunker down to make these cute animal shapes.

You’ll need the following items:

  • Bath or beach towels
  • 2 small buttons
  • some double sided tape
  • Take the towel and lay it out on a flat surface. Take the long edges and fold them in to meet at the middle of the towel. Take the folded long edges over again towards the center.
  • Making sure that that you don’t undo the folds you made in step 1, open the lower edge of the towel on the top half of the towel.
  • Roll the section you opened to the center to make the crab claws. As you roll it up, the ends with curl inward. This will provide support for the crab’s shell. Shape the ends of this section to look like claws by pushing its center inwards.
  • Next, fold the upper half of the towel down, making sure the edge is tucked under the back of the roll you created in step 3. Fold this part one more time to overlap and hang a bit over the support roll, effectively forming the top shell of the crab towel.
  • Hold the top of the crab towel down to hold it in place as you pull the sides of the top half outwards to give the shell an oval shape, making it look more like a crab.
  • Finally, place the buttons in place with double sided tape to make the crab towel’s eyes.

Take the time out to practice and master the techniques of folding towels into crabs because it makes a delightful change from drab, folded stored towels.
Take note that crabs aren’t the only shapes you can form using towels. For more fun animals you can fold your towels into, check out the site below:

You can create an entire menagerie of animals with those patterns. In fact, you can create a whole zoo in your linen closet if you’ve got the time and the wherewithal to do it.

In fact, you don’t have to be limited to the animal shapes in the link above. You can get creative and come up with your own variations of towel animals or towel things. The best part is that you can use towel origami as a great bonding activity with your kids as you learn to make new shapes and animals using the boring old towels you keep in the linen closet.


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