Our True Intent is All for Your Delight

National Origami Day: how to make towel animals

Happy National Origami Day!

Yes, you read that right. It’s National Origami Day; a day dedicated to celebrating the art of paper folding. Associated with Japanese culture, this art form originated as a way of creating and giving gifts.

At Butlin’s we take our own view on origami, swapping paper for towels. If you’ve visited any of our three resorts, you may well have seen the incredibly cute towel animals perched on the bed inside of your accommodation. From spiders at Halloween to bunnies at Easter, we love to surprise our guests with towel characters which come with instructions so you can learn and practice this clever skill yourself.

Butlins towel origami | Butlins Blog

Towel art at Butlin’s

Seen as it’s National Origami Day, we wanted to share our favourite towel origami with you. So pick from a dog, elephant, swan and a crab, download to your phone or print off our instructions and enjoy a bit of family origami.

It’s also a cute and creative way to spruce up bath time! Enjoy!

Origami Elephant

Butlins towel origami | Butlins Blog

Click to enlarge and download

Origami Crab

Butlins towel origami | Butlins Blog

Click to enlarge and download

Origami Dog

Butlins towel origami | Butlins Blog

Click to enlarge and download

Origami Swan

Butlins towel origami | Butlins Blog

Click to enlarge and download

Here’s a few sent in from our guests…

Butlins towel origami | Butlins Blog

Towel crab at The Shoreline Hotel, Bognor Regis

Butlins towel origami | Butlins Blog

Towel elephant sent in by guest Jade Johnson

We’d love to see how you and your children get on with your towel origami animals, so send us some snaps on FacebookTwitter or by tagging us on Instagram!

Clare McAuley

Clare McAuley

Web Editor at Butlins
Hey there! I form part of the Web Content Team here at Butlin's. I update our website with rich and exciting content everyday, assist with the 'techie' bits and help to plan our blog.
Clare McAuley