Simple 5-Step tutorial on how to fold a baby washcloth elephant. Post may contain affiliate links.
Remember those cute little elephants from the yellow and pink baby shower a few weeks ago? As promised, below is a simple tutorial on how to fold a baby washcloth elephant. Aren’t these tiny calves adorable? Did you know a baby elephant is called a calf? I didn’t and I also learned that a baby hippo is called a calf as well. Speaking of hippos, we have a tutorial on how to fold a washcloth hippo and washcloth train.
Anyways my hope is that if nothing else goes as planned in your day, at least this tutorial will take you through successfully! You know those days when you have your day perfectly set and then NOTHING goes as planned? BAH!!! Some days it is quite humorous really and those of you with children no doubt know exactly what I am talking about. A friend of mine recently posted on Facebook “Once I gave up all my hopes and dreams of today, I felt much better.” And I would say that pretty much sums it up!
Anyways… onto the instructions!
Lay your washcloth flat, then fold both sides equally into the middle.
Roll both sides into the center. Bend and secure with a rubber band. The rubber bands are needed to keep the shape of the feet because the washcloths are so small. The elephant’s body/feet are complete!
Grab your second washcloth and fold it in half. Grab with teeth in the middle of the folded edge and roll both corners inward.
Holding with two fingers, turn the washcloth so the folded rolls face down. With your free hand, grab the two folds (where the arrow is pointing) and fold over. This will make the elephant’s forehead. Rotate the hand holding the head, then with your free hand grab one of the layers of the ear and fold towards the front of the head (the bottom left picture shows one ear already folded forward). Fold the other ear as well. Rotate hand again and say hello to your elephant’s face.
Secure elephant’s trunk with a rubber band placed on the towel fold as shown below. Bend the nose upward. Place the head on the body and viola! You have a baby washcloth elephant. Isn’t he cute!?
If you would like a larger elephant, use a bath towel for the body/feet and a hand towel for the head. The same instructions apply. When you have a house guest, this is a fun way to display their bath towels. It makes them feel like they are staying in a high class hotel, which your home is, of course. 🙂
So will you be showing off your mad washcloth elephant making skills?
Are you going to make these little elephants for the baby shower? Tag @aspenjay_blog on Instagram or send me an photo. I WANNA SEE!!!
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You may also like this tutorial on how to fold a washcloth train!
Or what about some ideas to throw a baby shower?!
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