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!
- Renuzit® Adjustable
Air Freshener - empty
- 2 ½ Styrofoam®
- 2 ½ Styrofoam®
- 14 Wooden spools 1 3/16
- 9 x 12 Teal
- 3x 3" Purple
- 1 ½ x 1 ½
- 3 Purple chenille stems
- Red curly hair
- ½ Red pom pom
- ¾ Red pom pom
- 14" Box pleated 7/8
- Two l5mm Wiggle eyes
- Curly Doll Hair
- 16 Yellow 1/8"
- Purple acrylic paint
- Red dimensional paint
- 40 to 60 Assorted buttons
- 12" Ruler
- Tacky glue
- #2 Pencil
- Typing paper
- Masking tape
- Wax paper
- Plastic knife
- Glue gun
- Craft drill
- Craft snips
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
- Cut 1" diameter
slice off the Styrofoam ball and glue cut edge of ball to Renuzit®
- 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.
- 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.
- 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".
- Cut Styrofoam egg in half
lengthwise for shoes then. paint purple. Glue narrow end of
shoes to legs.
- 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 ½pom pom onto
point of hat then set aside to dry.
- 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.
- 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
- 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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