Bath Towel Elephant

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  • 1 Large thick bath towel (body)
  • 2 washcloths (trunk and ears)
  • Ribbon
  • Lace
  • Felt- white, blue and black (eyes)
  • Silk flowers
  • Wire (wire coat hanger will work)
  • Hot glue gun


Lay the bath towel out on a table. Starting at narrow edge, roll the towel to the center. Repeat with the other edge. (see Fig. 1)

Fold the towel in the middle with the rolls facing out. Scrunch the washcloth in the middle and slide it between the fold of the bath towel. This creates the ears. Set this piece aside.


To create the trunk, cut a piece of wire about 2 inches smaller than the width of your wash cloth. Lay the wire along one edge of the wash cloth (see Fig. 3) and roll up the wash cloth around the wire as tightly as possible. Glue the edge with a glue gun. This creates the trunk. Bend the trunk shaping it as shown in
Fig. 4

Take half of the trunk and snuggle it down between the rolls of the bath towel (see Fig. 5) leaving only the curved half of the trunk sticking out.


Tie a ribbon around the middle of the bath towel just below the ears and trunk (see Fig. 6). This creates the neck.

Cut a length of lace to fit around the neck and glue in place so the bow of the ribbon is hanging in front of the lace.

To create the eyes, cut two ovals from white felt. Cut two circles from blue felt and two small rectangles from black felt. Fringe the edge of the black felt to create eyelashes. Glue the eyelashes to the back of the white ovals. Glue the blue circles to the front of the white ovals. Arrange the eyes on the elephant and glue in place.

Finishing: Glue silk flowers to the end of the trunk and on the top of the head. Attach a small bow to the forehead.

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