How to Fold a Towel into an Elephant Shape

These elephant-shaped towels are so cute and easy to create that you'll never want to use them for drying.

You will need

  • A bath towel
  • A hand towel
  • Toy animal eyes (optional)

Step 1 Open towel and lay flat Open the bath towel lengthwise and lay it flat on the floor. Roll each side inward, toward the center.

Step 2 Fold in half at center Fold the rolled towel in half with each rolled side serving as a pair of elephant legs, and then stand the legs up.

Step 3 Roll hand towel Hold the center of the edge of the hand towel between your teeth. Using your hands, roll the top edges inward and downward, making a narrow upside-down ‘V.’

Step 4 Roll up bottom three inches Roll the point of the ‘V’ up three inches to form the upward curve of an elephant trunk.

Step 5 Pull top for flap ears Pull down the top layer of the wide end of the trunk to form the ears.

Step 6 Set atop larger towel Set the hand towel trunk with ears and eyes on top of the larger towel, which will serve as the body.