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Two Easy Tricks to Clean Crayon 'Art' Off Your WallsYou'll only need two staple household items to do these speedy solutions.by Rachel Perez .
When little humans gets overexcited to practice their new and still-developing writing skill or artistic ability, they tend to forget they need to do it on paper, not the walls of our home. And no matter how much we remind them, our walls just keep filling up with their artwork.
To clean up, we often use good 'ol soap, water, and a hair dryer, but it takes time. What if we tell you can clean crayon marks of the wall as easily with two key ingredients that you already have in your house and some elbow grease. Here are two way easy-breezy ways to go about it.ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
You already know the cleaning power of baking soda, right? It turns out that non-gel toothpaste has mild abrasives similar to baking soda, according to Amy Eley of Today.com. Just put some on a toothbrush, and then gently scrub away. If the crayon marks prove to be stubborn, give it some elbow grease--don't worry, it won't scrape paint in your walls. Once the crayon marks are completely gone, just wipe the suds with a damp cloth.
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The second technique involves mayonnaise, which you probably already have stocked in your pantry. The oils in the mayo does wonders to break down the wax in the crayons, explains Sal Vaglicathis of This Old House. Just apply a good coat of mayo on the "artwork," wait a few minutes and then wipe it off with a damp cloth. This trick does not involve scrubbing, but it you may need to apply pressure when you wipe the crayons off.
Easy, right? With these two tricks up your sleeve, you'll never have to worry about little humans making a masterpiece on your wall. However, that being said, you can also just switch to washable crayons.