Here's a quick
and clever thing you can do for the guest bath, or to place in the bedroom of a
child or adult visiting for the holidays for an extra surprise. It's something
you can't buy in a store that will delight your visitors. It's a Santa made from
a bath towel!
To make it, you need a full size
towel, a wash cloth, and a Santa hat!
Lay the full size towel out flat and
roll both ends of the towel toward the center using the shorter edge, the top
and bottom, not the sides. Make the rolls tight and even. Then fold the ends up
together making sure the center seam is on the outside.
Next, gently pull out the end of
each roll. Then pinch the two rolls together and pull them part. You'll see it
begins to look like arms and legs with the stomach in the middle! Hold the top
and bottom firmly together. Now you have the body.
To make the head, fold a face cloth
in half. Then fold it in half again. Then fold back the first layer of the face
cloth. Place this head on top of the body, add the Santa hat, a pair of
spectacles if you have them, and there you have your Santa!
How to display your little Santa?
Use a clothes pin to hook this Santa (by the arms) to a coat hanger, for a
bedroom closet, or to the shower rod in the bathroom. You can also prop him on
the bathroom counter, or on the guest bed. Or hang him off the oven door. Be
creative; you'll think of lots of places and your guests will enjoy this
wonderful conversation piece.