So the other day I found myself having to Google, “How to remove crayon from plastic” because, you know, Layah decided to color her VTech laptop keyboard red.
I found several different options, most of which involved soaking the colored-on section in something else. Since I was dealing with plastic that happened to also be an electronic, this wouldn’t do. But I eventually found something that I thought could work with the help of a Q-Tip. Here’s what I did for those of you with little ones who are sure to color on something other than a coloring book in the future!
You will need baking soda, a tiny little bowl, a few drops of water, and some Q-tips. You don’t have to by the baking soda sized for giants; that’s just how we roll :-).
Make a paste with the baking soda, and keep it really on the dry side…just barely moist. Like this:
Now dab some of your paste onto a Q-tip, and very carefully wipe down the colored on area. It should come up fairly easily.
With just a bit of elbow grease and the use of how ever many Q-tips it takes (for me it was just 2), you should have a crayon-free surface in just a few minutes.
If you have a young child at home, then you might also want to bookmark or pin my other “how to remove” posts, such as how to remove permanent marker from glass, and how to remove permanent marker from skin.
Let me know if this technique works for you, or if you run into any trouble or have any other suggestions for how to remove crayon from plastic!