Children love working with crayons. For them they are fun, colorful and an easy way to bring their creativity out into the open. Parents on the other hand know when crayons are not much fun.
The after effects of some challenging coloring projects can make you shake you hear, wonder how you missing seeing those things happen and how to remedy the situation. If you see the writing on the wall you guessed one mishap already. Then there are crayon marks on clothing or a piece of one crushed into the nap of your carpeting.
All these crayon stains are removable. There is a different tip for each situation. Let’s tackle one at a time until all the crayon stains are gone. Now parents can breathe easier the next time the box of crayons are taken out to create another masterpiece by your children.
Crayon marks will wipe off easily with a soft cloth after spraying the marks with WD-40. Once the crayon is removed wipe the wall down with a damp cloth or towel. When crayons stain carpeting the first step is to scrape up as much as possible using a spatula or butter knife. Then place a soft cloth, clean rag or towel over the area. Press a warm (not hot) iron over the cloth where the crayon stain is located. As the crayon wax starts to warm and soften it will adhere to the cloth. Reposition the cloth to a clean section before applying the iron again. Continue until all the stain comes up.
If crayon manages to get on your child’s clothing there is no reason to panic. Their favorite outfit will be saved from being stained permanently. Just soak the crayon area with detergent. Then place the garment in a sink with cold water. Let the clothing remain sitting in the water overnight. In the morning wash as usual; and no more stain.
Parents in Winona can purchase Crayola crayons for their child’s display of artistic talents at Wal-Mart, Dollar General and Fred’s retail stores.
Now you can always have fun coloring!
© 2012 Beverly Mucha / All Rights Reserved
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