Mr. Monkey is a little more challenging than the towel animal elephant, but if I can do it then so can you.
You will need:
1 Bath sheet (I used a regular bath towel, but my monkey isn’t as long as he needs to be because of it)
1 Hand towel
Lay the bath sheet (regular towel if you are cheating like me) out horizontally
and roll both edges toward the center
Bend the rolled-up towel in the middle so that the rolls face outward
Find the towel corners contained in each roll and tug them out a little
Now for the somewhat tricky part. Take two opposite corners in each hand and pull outward like you are spreading your arms wide
The rolls will tighten and twist as you pull which forms the monkey’s arms and legs
At this point I went ahead and used safety pins to attach the monkey’s arms to a coat hanger. You can also attach him to a shower curtain rod or doorknob or adjust him so he’s sitting on the bed or couch.
Adjust the center portion until the body looks like you like
Now you’re ready to work on the head. Lay the hand towel out flat
Then fold in half
Roll the towel diagonally from the bottom/left and top/right corners until they meet in the middle
Holding the rolls in one hand so they don’t unroll, use your other hand to roll the bottom point toward the top points.
Peel the top layer of the point backward to cover the shape and form the mouth so that the front of the head looks like this
All the loose ends are tucked in the rolled portion of the head and the points are secured using a safety pin.
Arrange the head onto the body. You may or may not need to pin it there depending on where you position your monkey. I added a couple of scrapbooking stickers (letter “o’s” ) for eyes instead of sunglasses.
Maybe one day I’ll have nice new towels that match so my monkey’s head isn’t a different color than his body. 😉