How to remove Crayons from clothing:
First, spray or sponge the crayon stain with dry cleaning solvent like perchloroethylene or trichloroethylene. Then rub the stained area with heavy-duty liquid laundry detergent and rinse thoroughly.
Second, soak the Crayon stained garment in a weak solution of all-fabric powdered bleach.
If the above steps do not remove the crayon stain you can try soaking the garment in a dilute solution of liquid chlorine bleach and water if the clothing is white or light colored.
Warning - any bleach damage to colored garments is permanent. Also, since bleaching can alter the color of the garment, bleach the whole garment and not just a spot. If the stain is not gone in 15 minutes, it cannot be removed by bleaching and further bleaching will only weaken the fabric.
For tips on removing all other types of stains, see our Laundry Stain Removal Guide
Page last modified on 2017-10-29