How to Fold Your Towels into Swans

Perk up your powder room with these towel swans
Materials List

Towels of varying sizes (we used one hand towel and one wash cloth) - 2 per swan

How to
Step 1

Lay the larger of your two towels on a your work surface. Flatten out any creases or folds.

Step 2

Fold one corner of the towel into the center of the towel to form a triangle.

Step 3

Fold the opposite edge down in the same way. Do not be concerned if there is a bit of overlapping at the point; this is bound to happen unless you are using a perfectly square towel.

Step 4

Starting on one side, start rolling a tube with one side of the triangle. You will want to start the tube, and then hold the point still as you roll the remainder of the tube into the center of the cloth.

Step 5

Repeat on the other side...

Step 6

... like so! You will end up with a shape that looks sort of like a "V", or a triangle with ears.

Step 7

Grasping the point of the towel fold the towel back in half over itself. This will make the body.

Step 8

Pull the front half over you fingers and by squeezing and molding, shape the head so it folds forward away from the body. Depending upon the thickness and stiffness of your towel, this might take a bit of time to find the proper balance.

Step 9

Your swan body should look like this.

Step 10

To make the wings, take a smaller towel or washcloth and fan fold it from the bottom to the top.

Step 11

To make a fan fold, simple fold the towel up about an inch, hold the edges, flip the entire towel over and fold up again, hold the edges, flip the towel over, fold up another inch... keep doing this until you
get to the end of the towel.

Step 12

Grasp the towel in the center. It will fan out on either side like wings.

Step 13

Place the wings on the center of the back of your towel swan.

Step 14

For a touch of color, and to finish off the swan, add a pretty bar of soap or a flower!

Craft Length
5 - 15 minutes
Easy peasy (fun and simple)
Prep Time
5 - 10 minutes
1 adult per 2 children