My son is getting to the age that I REALLY need to remember to check his pockets. However we had just returned from camping at the lake and I wasn’t paying attention to what was in my son’s pockets. Unfortunately it was filled with crayons! It wasn’t until I took the clothes out of the dryer that I realized that crayons had been washed. Naturally it was all over my husband’s favorite work clothes! All I could think of was that crayons were made of wax and I had to get those clothes as hot as possible to reactivate the wax to a liquid state. Once the wax was liquefied it still has to be washed, and this is my plan for getting crayon out of your clothes.
- Pot large enough for the articles of clothing
- Dawn dish liquid
- Cleaning vinegar
Step 1: Get a large pot that the clothes can be submerged with water, put it on your stove top and heat to boiling
Step 2: Once you have boiled your clothes for about 15 minutes put them in the washer, and set the water to hot. I have front load washer and dryer an just set it on its maximum setting.
Step 3: I filled the detergent cup with vinegar with two tablespoons of Dawn dish liquid. Inside the washer I put about 1/2 a cup of vinegar with three tablespoons of Dawn.
Step 4: Start your wash. Once your washer is finished you will be amazed at the results. Vinegar is an amazing cleaning agent that I use to clean most surfaces and use to get regular stains out of clothing.
This DIY Crayon Remover will save you tons of money this school year because it REALLY WORKS! I was able to save my husband’s favorite work shirt without him even finding out that I ruined it in the wash! What would you wash using this DIY?