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Renuzit Clown
by Cindy Groom Harry & Staff
A Renuzit container is the base for this fun clown. See how easy it is to take containers once used for something else to make really neat crafts!

You will need:

  • Renuzit® Adjustable Air Freshener - empty
  • 2 ½” Styrofoam® ball
  • 2 ½” Styrofoam® egg
  • 14 Wooden spools 1 3/16” x 7/8”
  • 9” x 12” Teal felt
  • 3”x 3" Purple felt
  • 1 ½” x 1 ½” Pink felt
  • 3 Purple chenille stems
  • Red curly hair
  • ½” Red pom pom
  • ¾” Red pom pom
  • 14" Box pleated 7/8” ribbon
  • Two l5mm Wiggle eyes
  • Curly Doll Hair
  • 16” Yellow 1/8" satin ribbon
  • Purple acrylic paint
  • Red dimensional paint
  • 40 to 60 Assorted buttons
  • Scissors
  • 12" Ruler
  • Tacky glue
  • #2 Pencil
  • Typing paper
  • Masking tape
  • Wax paper
  • Plastic knife
  • Glue gun
  • Craft drill
  • Craft snips

Renuzit Clown Project Image

Renizit Clown Pattern 01


This is a recycling project. We used a depleted Renuzit® Adjustable Air Freshener. This project will decorate the empty container and then the gel can be replaced from a new freshener

  1. Cut 1" diameter slice off the Styrofoam ball and glue cut edge of ball to Renuzit® topper.

  2. Trace hat and coat patterns. Attach patterns to felt with rolled pieces of masking tape. Cut through both paper and felt layers. Remove then discard paper patterns. Set the hat aside.

  3. Wrap coat around topper, aligning top edges. Glue center front edges together at neckline. Ask an adult to hand-drill two holes below top of topper approximately 1 ½” apart to make openings for arms. Drill two holes ½” above bottom of base approximately 2 ½” apart to make opening for legs. Slide one chenille stem through top holes with same amount extending on both sides. To make arm, slide three spools on one end of the chenille stem. Bend end of chenille to keep spools in place. Repeat for other arm. To make hands, cut mitten patterns from felt, then glue two mitten pieces together with chenille stem between.

  4. Remove topper and set aside. Push one end of chenille stem into each hole at the bottom of the container then twist ends of stems together. Place topper on base. Slide four spools onto chenille stem to make legs then trim chenille to 7".

    Renuzit Clown Pattern 02
  5. Cut Styrofoam egg in half lengthwise for shoes then. paint purple. Glue narrow end of shoes to legs.

  6. To make hat, glue 8" length of pleated ribbon to curved edge of hat. Roll hat into cone shape overlapping cut edges 1". Hold in place with a piece of masking tape, then glue together where the edges overlap. Lightly press in place. Glue ½”pom pom onto point of hat then set aside to dry.

  7. Cut mouth from pink felt. Glue felt to head then 'squeeze' a line of red dimensional paint onto mouth for a smile. Glue remaining pom pom in place for nose and wiggle eyes above nose. Glue tufts of hair to each side of the head then glue hat to head. Fluff curls in place, adding more if needed.

  8. Glue a 6" length of pleated ribbon around neck for a collar, overlapping the ends at the center back. Glue buttons randomly onto clown's body and hat. Tie two yellow bows from 8" of yellow ribbon and glue one bow to each shoe.

  9. When gel is depleted, remove dried gel from the container and replace with the new, non-toxic gel. Slip it over the post of the decorated base and reposition the decorated topper.


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