If you are a parent, most likely you have experienced the wrath of a toddler; monster crayon hands. I know that I am cleaning crayon off my walls at least once a week because yes, you guessed it, I have a mischievious toddler gracing our home, and for the third time. No matter how many times I keep the crayon out of reach, my little busy bee somehow always finds a way to produce art work on our walls. (I know, thanks to big sisters who forget to put their drawing utensils back where they belong) Anyways, through the years I have learned that not just anything takes crayon off of walls and tables. Soap, water, and sponge? Nope! Been there done that, it just doesn’t work. Here are a few tips that have helped me in the past and now in the present.
Tips for removing crayon
- Mr. Clean Magic Eraser– This is my first choice and works everytime. It takes a little extra muscle to scrub those stubborn crayon stains but it works everytime. You can find these erasers at stores such as: Target, Walmart, Kroger, etc.
- Dryer sheets– This is the next best thing for removing crayon off of walls. Just use as is.
- Goo Gone– Just apply Goo Gone to a dry cloth or paper towel and watch the magic happen.
- Nail file and lotion– Believe it or not if you apply lotion to a crayon stain and rub it away with a nail file it actually removes the stain. I think I may have to give this approach a shot, especially if I run out of Magic Eraser.
- Baking Soda and a wet rag will do the trick.
- WD-40 removes crayon stains off of walls with ease.
For a complete list of crayon removing ideas, check out 21 crayon busters on tipnut.com.
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