Quick Tip: How to Remove Crayon Marks From the Wall


My husband painted our living room and hallways last summer. So of course, he was going to notice any major blemish. Honestly, I’m surprised that these walls have held up this long with four kids running around. And if you have a toddler in your house, I’m sure you have had the pleasure of seeing his/her artwork displayed directly on your walls. Hopefully, it’s just with crayons. And if it’s time to say goodbye to your little one’s abstract art, I found the best thing to remove it is … TOOTHPASTE!

Just rub a little toothpaste on the wall. Wipe with a towel. And tada! Good as new!

Do you have any quick cleaning tips to share?


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4 thoughts on “Quick Tip: How to Remove Crayon Marks From the Wall

    1. You still have some time before your twins discover the fun of drawing on the walls. 🙂 But I guarantee that you’ll be back to this post in the near future!

  1. Wow, that’s crazy! Here’s one I found on Pinterest: put a pillowcase over the blades of your ceiling fan (one at a time) and slide the dust off into it. Take it outside and turn it wrong side out! Done 🙂

  2. This is Awesome! I have tried to always buy washable crayons, but living in Thailand, they are expensive and had to find. I can find toothpaste anywhere though! Thanks!

    1. Good question! Our wall colors are not dark, so I’m not sure. You should try out on a part of the wall that’s usually hidden behind some piece of furniture. Let me know how it goes. I’m curious too!

  3. Ok you HAVE to go see the movie Mom’s Night Out to see what she does when her kids draw on the wall. Plus it’s the best movie I’ve seen in a long time. Just what all tired mom as need – a good laugh (and maybe a cry too).

    1. I’ve used the blue variety, but I believe either one will do. I’ve never tried it on the fridge. It works great on painted walls. You may want to test out a small section first when cleaning off the fridge … just in case.

      1. The ones on the fridge came off with a little bit of scrubbing and I think I used a chemical based cleaner on one side so the color is a little off now. LOL
        I will definitely try the toothpaste on the walls!

  4. Good luck moving to your self-hosted site, I think you’ll like it more, once you’re all finished. You have a lot more control over everything. I was recently down for a week when I tried to switch web hosts to save some money. I ended up staying with my original host, Bluehost, because it became such a nightmare. If I ever attempt a move over again, I’ll need to hire someone who knows what they’re doing….

    1. Thank you! In the midst of it, I was pulling my hair, wondering if I made the right decision. There’s so much to learn, but I’m glad I went with it. I’m guessing doing a move like this will rarely go without any issues. But, I’m already seeing that it opens up so many options that were not available to me before.

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