Kitchen Towel Angel reminds me of something my Grandmother made. I was thinking If you use softer fabric you could make a Church Doll: light to carry and whimsical enough to keep a little girl busy loving her new doll, which keeps me quiet during the church services. Here are instructions to make a Kitchen Towel Angel: http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Kitchen-Towel-Angel
Keep the mess in the towel then throw the towel in the laundry when you get home from your trip.
Crochet Pattern Paz the little angel amigurumi doll by Owlishly, $5.00