August 21, 2005

Crayons and the Fridge

There is a valuable lesson in this post. Keep reading...

This is what happens when you go to the bathroom while your child finds a crayon.

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Ready for the lesson? 409 does NOT remove crayon from the Fridge. In fact, I had to use Dawn Dish Liquid, Water and Muscle to get it off. Anyone have a better way? I feel this is going to happen again.

Posted by vw bug at August 21, 2005 06:34 AM | TrackBack

Did you try WD-40? An excerpt from an e-mail YOU sent me, "*WD-40 is great for removing crayon from walls. Spray on the mark and wipe with a clean rag." Maybe it works for refridgerators, too." If not, put a frame around it and call it artwork.

Posted by: sticks at August 21, 2005 06:49 AM

Funny, all I remember from that email, is you should spray it on your bait. That fish love it. I'll try the WD-40 next time! I always have some on hand.

Posted by: VW Bug at August 21, 2005 08:05 AM

Oh yes.. I have a much better way! MR CLEAN MAGIC ERASER!!! It will take crayon off of ANYTHING! It also takes of permanent magic marker off of my wooden kitchen table ( however it did dull it a bit) It took off bingo dabber ink off of the walls, it takes unknown scuff marks off of the floors, walls everywhere! It's magic I tell ya!

Posted by: Jennifer at August 21, 2005 11:55 AM

If it's any consolation, and it won't be, Tara was still drawing on stuff when she was four :-(

When we lived in a rented house, I was terrified she would wreck it, so I banned all writing implements. I remember her asking a somewhat startled Santa for "pens and penshuls" that Christmas!

Posted by: Sally at August 21, 2005 01:15 PM

How about isopropyl alcohol? Crayons are wax, so any reasonable organic solvent (alcohols, nail polish remover, etc.) should take it off in a pinch, but I don't know what npr would do to the finish on the front of the fridge.... applying it and wiping quickly with water should be ok.

But those magic erasers are AWESOME. They'll get about anything off the wall. ANYTHING...

Posted by: caltechgirl at August 21, 2005 02:32 PM


a trip to the bathroom is a recipe for disaster....

never had crayon on the fridge


Posted by: ArmyWifeToddlerMom at August 21, 2005 04:16 PM

Bones or Son#2 used red pen once. We had to repaint the wall.

Yeah, at that age, all kids went to the bathroom with me lest I come back into the family room to find someone got down from lunch and ground their slice of American Cheese into my burber carpet. Loved that.

Posted by: Bou at August 21, 2005 10:06 PM

Lighter fluid take crayon off most anything. The added advantage is that while we are scrubbing we can fantasize about setting the little monster on fire.

Posted by: Peter at August 22, 2005 12:41 AM

Just bought some of those Magic Erasers... no occasion to use them yet, but I'm poised and ready!! Reading your blog is like reading my future, so I'm prepared...

Oh, hey... have you tried Avon Skin-so-soft? Works on so many things!

Posted by: Marie at August 22, 2005 10:08 AM

Try Goof-Off...It can remove nearly anything! Paint, tar, lipstick..that sticky stuff that stickers leave on various things..all sorts of stuff. Can't live without it!

My mom swears that lemon extract takes care of most, if not all the same things. *shrugs*

Posted by: Sque at August 22, 2005 10:47 AM

Did you try urine? Oh wait, that was for batteries...

Posted by: Ogre at August 22, 2005 11:14 AM

Magic Erasers should take that right off. They took haircolor off my bathtub..

Posted by: Jody Halsted at August 24, 2005 11:00 PM