When making up guests’ rooms, the housekeeping crew folded towels into animal shapes and placed them on beds. They did it while guests were at dinner. There was a different animal each night. Coming from dinner, it was fun to wonder what kind of towel animal we’ll find tonight. Then on the last day of the cruise there was a workshop on how to make your own towel animals. It was only 30 minutes long, so we only got to make two animals, a dog and a seal. Not because they take that long to make, but because the instructors had to explain the same steps over and over to a million people.
To start making a towel dog, take a big towel, roll up its edges, making two “sausages”, and fold it in half.
Step 2 in making a towel dog: grab the two ends of each “sausage” in each hand and pull them away from each other. This makes a dog’s “body”. In this picture it is upside down.
This is what a towel dog’s body looks right side up after step 2.
To make a towel dog’s head, take a small towel, fold it in half length-wise, and fold down the corners.
Do it on both sides, and it kind of looks like this:
And then you turn it into something like this:
Step 2 in making towel dog’s head: turn it over, and fold down the upper corner.
Step 3 in making a towel dog’s head: then turn it over again, and start rolling up the sides.
Step 4 in making a towel dog’s head: the rolled-up sides become the dog’s ears.
Last step: place the dog’s head on the body, and voila — you have a towel dog. Since this dog doesn’t have eyes, you can put sunglasses on its head to hide the absence of eyes.
Here is a scene from a towel animal-making workshop. All these people have already succeeded in making a dog’s body. There are dog bodies all over the floor.