Remove crayon from your wall using a secret weapon: toothpaste.
As any parent knows, crayon
art has a tendency to jump from the paper to the walls of your home. Take for example my two-year-old son, who decided to draw me a picture
on Mother's Day
. I was so excited that he was interested in art that I barely noticed where
he was making his creation ... on my precious dining room wall.
Fortunately, my grandmother year's ago had let me in on a cleaning secret: one of the quickest ways to remove crayon from a painted wall is to apply toothpaste
To remove marks, first scrub toothpaste over the wall with a dry sponge
. Allow the toothpaste to sit for five minutes, then use a damp washcloth to wipe away the paste. The result is a clean wall free of stubborn crayon marks.
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Ever wonder how to make all-natural toothpaste? We did, so were glad to discover this video by our partners at Threadbanger
, who explain the steps involved. All you need are baking soda, peroxide, essential oil (spearmint, perhaps?) and Stevia extract
to whip up your own homemade toothpaste -- whether for stain removal or simply brushing your teeth! Check out the demonstration:
Got a bunch of worn down or broken pieces of crayon in the house? Crayola
's come out with a great product that lets you make your own crayons! It's a great way to get the kids DIYing. The gadget melts down the wax and uses molds to produce all new crayons in about 10 minutes. The machine is safe for kids to use. Watch a demonstration in this video: