Introduction: How to Fold a Monkey Out of a Towel

Materials you will need:

  • Bath towel
  • Square-shaped washcloth
  • Hanger with two clips
    • OR, alternatively, two clothespins
  • One extra clothespin

Step 1: Gather Your Materials Together.

Step 2: (The Body of the Monkey) Take the Big Towel and Lay It Flat on a Flat Surface.

Step 3: Start Rolling Both of the Short Sides Towards the Center.

You want to roll these tightly so the monkey can hold its shape later on.

Step 4: Flip It Over and Fold It in Half.

Step 5: Pull All Four Corners Out of the Four Rolls.

You want to make sure that all four corners are sticking out of the rolls like pictured.

Step 6: Flip It to Its Side, Then Grab All Four Corners at Once.

Step 7: Pull All Four Corners Outwards and Apart.

Step 8: Take Two Ends and Clip It to the Hanger With Two Clothespins.

Then set aside.

Step 9: (The Head of the Monkey) Take the Small Towel and Lay It Flat on a Flat Surface.

Step 10: Fold the Towel Into a Triangle.

We labeled the three corners of the towel X, Y, and Z to help with the folding in the next steps.

Step 11: Take Corner X and Fold It to Corner Y.

Step 12: Take Corner Z and Fold It to Corner Y.

Step 13: Fold It in Half Inwards.

Step 14: Hold It Downwards and Take the Folded End and Turn It Inside Out.

Step 15: Clip the Back With a Clothespin.

Step 16: Add Head to the Body.

Simply place it on top of the body between the two arms.

Step 17: Enjoy!

Step 18: Tips

  • Don't be discouraged if you do not get it right the first try. This gets better with practice!
  • Feel free to add some decorations!
  • You’ll want to use a thick bath towel for the body.
  • Beach towels are not ideal for this project.
  • You’ll want to use a thin, small, square towel for the head (like a washcloth).
  • The measurements of the towel we used were 45.5” x 25.5” x 116”
  • The measurements of the washcloth we used were 11.5” x 11.5” x 16”
  • You’ll want to use clothespins, rather than a hanger with clips because you can move the clothespins as close together or far apart as you’d like.