How to Clean Crayon From a Wall

What is it about toddlers and crayons and walls? Instead of sharing those colorful thoughts of yours with the doodling toddler, do something really off-the-wall: Get little Sam or Susie to help you make the colorful wax disappear.

  1. Gently scrape away the wax with a plastic spoon or spatula.

  2. Sprinkle baking soda on a damp white cloth.

  3. Give the cloth to one of your tots and have him rub the marks off.

  4. Dampen a sponge for the other one and have her rinse clean the residue.

  5. Really stubborn marks may require Mom or Dad to spray on a very grown-up product: WD-40 or other multipurpose lubricating oil.

  6. Wipe the wall clean with a damp towel.

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