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. ๐Ÿ™‚
(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
ย Mr. Clean eraser
Clorox Wipes
Mild dish soap
Sponge
Paper Towels
  • ย 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!!
    Caitlin

Homemade All Purpose Cleaner

Dawn: 1/2 tspย ย 
(for an 8 oz container)
Water: 1/2 of the container
Vinegar: 1/2 of the container
ย This has been a life saver for me these past few months, tackling never ending toddler messes. It cleans almost any surface and doesn’t have any harsh chemicals to worry about (especially around your little ones.) I make sure to always keep this one close at hand. Its’ great for cleaning up spills,ย  car seat stains, and even larger plastic toys. Super easy and affordable!! ๐Ÿ™‚ย 
Happy Cleaning!!
Caitlin

DIY Makeup Brush Cleaner

I’ll be the first to say, that I am a little bit obsessed with makeup. I love taking that little time out of my day to put myself together, and a big part of that is the makeup application. It’s my “me” time, as I like to call it, and a huge part of wearing makeup is keeping it all clean. I have extremely sensitive skin and I stay away from using all different types of makeup brush cleaners. There are so many types of cleaners out there that have tons of chemicals inside them that stay in your brush and eventually end up on your face. So what I like to do to deep clean of my makeup brushes is to use baby shampoo once a week, but for travel or a quick clean it’s good to have a spot cleaner on hand. I put together a simple solution for all those sensitive skin people out there, that really works.
Oh, and did I mention its super affordable!!
What you will need:
Water
Baby Shampoo
Alcohol
Witch Hazel
Travel Spray bottle (mine is from CVS)
-Fill your bottle up with 75% water
-10% alcohol
-10% witch hazel
-add 4 drops of baby shampoo

Now shake it up

To clean you brush spray the cleaner on you paper towel or tissue and rub your brush into the solution for a quick spot clean. ๐Ÿ™‚
After a quick clean, that takes seconds, this is my result. I hope this was helpful for some of my sensitive skin people out there. As always thank you for stopping by!!
ย Caitlin