Thursday, May 6, 2010

Wall Art


Quick tip…if you need to remove crayon from a painted wall, I found that baby oil does the trick. Then, clean the spot with soap and water to take off the oily sheen.

As far as getting both of your kids to own up to the artwork is another story. My almost-three-year-old gladly admitted to his Crayola -blue flourishes strewn about the space. My five-year-old daughter did not. Even though her name was written on the wall.

Sigh.
Image courtesy of Photo Bucket

10 comments:

James said...

Your daughter sounds like she has the same lawyer my girls had. Ah ... good times! Thank you for the memory jog.

Seersucker Scrapper said...

Your lucky it's crayon. We still have red nail polish on the wall in Little Miss M's bedroom. Everything we tried took the paint off the wall. Luckily we were able to get it off everything ele. It's amazing how far a tiny bottle of nail polish can go.

We will be repainting this summer.

Elizabeth said...

This is hilarious! My daughter just did something similar this week. I was fixing her dinner while she quietly played in her room. Beware of silence I guess. When I went to check on her she had found a stamp and stamped all over herself and smeared the wall. Luckily, it came off with a wet wipe. I think it must've been the paint we used in her room that helped.

mise said...

Aha! Our playroom walls here are festooned with crayon drawings, and I didn't know about the baby oil.

~Tessa~Scoffs said...

Brilliant cleaning tip. I didn't have this problem. My three boys would rather drink poison than pick up a crayon. Let's hope they are the "math and science" type since art is out of the question!

Kerr said...

my brother once told my dad that I bit myself. I had teeth marks ON MY BACK. smooth

sara said...

I will definitely have to remember that tip - we've confiscated the crayons for the moment...not because of wall art but because my 2 year-old wants to EAT the crayons!

Town and Country Mom said...

The Mister and I came home one time from an evening out to find our youngest's name scrawled all over the baseboards, on the bed rails, and on the back of the white sofa in the living room--all in orange marker! Ceramabrite (used for cleaning smooth cooktops) worked very well at removing the marks. Needless to say, we never hired a teenaged boy to babysit again!

Lily Lemontree said...

Too cute! My son goes crazy with the crayons on the wall, your tip will come in handy when I am sitting on the floor scrubbing the walls! ;)
Hope you have a great weekend!

Kendall Boggs said...

My daughter used to paint stuff that I can't even mention on here!!!!! Thanks for the tip. I'll probably have to use this advice for my gbaby! Also, thanks for all your sweet comments on my blog! I love your blog!
kb