How To Do Cute Towel Foldings & Other Creative Ways To Fold Towels To Impress Your Guests

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I’ve heard it called ‘towel origami’ before.

Personally, I’ve always referred to it as ‘cute folded towels’ or ‘fun towel foldings’ or ‘unique ways cruise ships fold towels’.

I’ve been keeping a collection of creatively folded towel photos for some time now.

I think it’s time to share them with others.


My Photos Of Cute Folded Towels

I’ve been on 2 different cruises with 2 different cruise lines:

Unfortunately, I didn’t take very many pictures of the cleverly folded towel shapes that the bedroom stewards made for us each time they cleaned our cabin.

My photos are here:

Elephant Shaped Towel Folding

Elephant formed from folded towels. Photo ©2004 Jim & Lynnette's Fun Times Guide //
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On our cruise, we came back to our room one day and found this cute little elephant sitting in a pair of shoes.


Jamaican Man Created With Folded Towels & An Ashtray

Towel art on a cruise. Photo ©2004 Jim & Lynnette's Fun Times Guide //
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This little Jamaican man wearing an ashtray hat appeared in our room during our cruise to the Bahamas.


Those are just a couple of examples of the ‘towel art’ the maids leave behind for you in your cabin when you’re on a cruise. They know how to do magical things with towels by shaping them into creative little creatures!


Other Photos Of Cute Folded Towel Animals

Others have created some wonderful collections of creatively folded towels.

Those photos are here:

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Cruise Ship Towel Animals

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Spluch Towel Foldings

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Disney Cruise Towel Animals

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Slideshow: Cruise Towels


My personal favorites are:

Towels folded into the shape of a pig


Dinosaur towel folding


Adorable bunny rabbit towel critter


A cool dude made from towels


Towel folded like a stingray


Penguin towel buddy


Puppy dog towel critter

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Swan towel folding


DIY Towel Folding Videos

In addition to these step-by-step instructions for towel folding, here are some videos to help you create animal shapes out of towels yourself:


How to make a towel monkey…


How to make an elephant out of folded towels…


Another elephant made by a Carnival cruise staff member…


Watch ‘the towel expert’ turn a towel into a shirt…

Now this is just funny…

Leave this for room service when you check out of your room!

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I like to help people find unique ways to do things that will save time & money -- so I write about "outside the box" Household Tips and Life Hacks that most wouldn't think of. I'm super-organized. And I LOVE to clean! I even enjoy doing laundry (but not ironing). I’m also a lifelong dog owner -- so I often share my favorite tips for living with dogs inside your home (like smart home design choices and dog-friendly cleaning & decorating ideas). Career-wise, I've been sharing my best ideas with others by blogging full-time since 1998 (the same year that Google started... and before the days of Facebook and YouTube). Prior to that, I worked in Higher Ed over 10 years before switching gears to pursue activities that I'm truly passionate about instead. For example, I've worked at a vet, in a photo lab, and at a zoo -- to name a few. I enjoy the outdoors via bicycle, motorcycle, Jeep, or RV. When I’m not cleaning, organizing, decorating, or fixing something… you'll find me at the corner of Good News & Fun Times as publisher of The Fun Times Guide (32 fun & helpful websites). To date, I've personally written over 200 articles about cleaning, organization, DIY repairs, and household hacks on this site! A few have over 2M shares; many others have over 100K shares.

6 thoughts on “How To Do Cute Towel Foldings & Other Creative Ways To Fold Towels To Impress Your Guests

  1. thats really mean to say someone does something better, these are excelent.
    i’d like too see you do them this grealy ! =)

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