|Written by pondripples|
Fold a Towel Origami Elephant
This is a very popular towel animal design, possibly second in popularity after the swan. It's fairly easy to remember how to do. The head starts out with the same folds you use to make a towel swan, and the legs are straight forward. Not only is he easy to remember how to do, he's also very expressive.
Things You'll Need One bath towel One hand towel Two coins or paper scraps
Fold the ends of your bath towel in to the center line. With a very large towel, you may need to overlap the ends of the towel.
Roll in the sides of the towel to the middle to form the elephant's leg's.
Arch the double rolled towel to form the body and legs of the elephant. This works best with fluffy towels. The towel used in the example could be a little fluffier. If you're towels are thin it helps to spread out the legs a bit at the bottom for stability.
Now it's time to make the towel elephant's head. To save yourself a little time fold the corners of your hand towel over. The two folds should be from the middle of one long edge to the middle of both short edges of the hand towel.
Roll the folded edges of the towel to the middle. This is a conical roll. That means you should be rolling more towel at the top than at the bottom in the picture.
Flip the hand towel over.
Fold the piece of towel that connects the two rolls down towards the point. This will form the elephant's face. The part pointing down forms the trunk, and the floppy bits to the side are the elephant's ears.
Balance the towel elephant's head on the towel body.
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