Mommy Monday: How to get crayon off plastic

Now that I have a two year old, I find myself googling the oddest questions, most in which involve cleaning tips. Weather you are a mother, a dad, a teacher or just work with small children, crayon marks seem to end up in the strangest of places. They end up on the walls, the floors, and even inside their mouths, there is no telling where they’ll end up next. One of the places that crayon marks seem to end up the most in our home is on plastic, mainly plastic toys. So I have been looking for a safe way to get rid of crayon marks while still cleaning that same area. After trying out a few different ways I found what really works and that is still safe to use around my daughter. 🙂
(Here is the link to the easel that is in the pictures just in case your interested)
What You Will Need:
Baking soda
Damp cloth
 Mr. Clean eraser
Clorox Wipes
Mild dish soap
Paper Towels
  •  Step 1:
    Pour a small amount of baking soda onto the plastic surface and scrub over the crayon with a damp sponge using the scouring side of your sponge. After scrubbing, wipe down the plastic area with a damp cloth to get rid of all the baking soda.

    Step 2
    Rub the crayon marks with a Mr. clean magic eraser.

    Step 3
    Wipe down the plastic surface with a Clorox wipe on any crayon marks that are still visible.
    Step 4
    Most of the crayon should be off at this point, if you still have some that are not completely gone, add a couple drops of mild dish soap and start scrubbing with a damp cloth or sponge. Then wipe away with a dry paper towel.

    Good as new!! Hope this tip was helpful!

    Thanks for stopping by!!



  1. Alexis D.
    11/24/2020 / 7:30 pm

    What do you do if you don’t have a magic eraser?

    • 11/25/2020 / 2:05 am

      You could use a mix 1 tsp borax and 1 TBL of baking soda with water and use a sponge to scrub it away. Kind of like a DIY version of the magic eraser.

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