See? I told you it was a serious question! This is the second time I have had to clean out melted crayon in my dryer. The first time he did this, it was an orange crayon. I had no idea it was in there until I saw a really cool surprise when I opened my dryer.
Luckily only two shirts had melted crayon on it and I had a really good stain remover. I scrubbed the shirts with it and let them sit overnight before re-washing. Thankfully it all came out. But before I could wash any more clothes, I needed to get all the crayon off the insides of my dryer or it would just melt all over my clothes again.
The only thing I could think of using was hot water and dish soap. I first took a plastic ruler and scraped as much of the hardened crayon off. Then I was able to clean the rest with soap and water and make sure I got all the flakes out of there.
He’s been told a million times to stop putting crayons in his pants pockets. I don’t even know why he would need them in his pants pockets. For the most part, he’s been doing an okay job at that but I normally check all pants pockets now. I still find them in his pockets too often.
I started laundry again today and I didn’t find any crayons. BUT apparently there was one somewhere in the pile of clothes. A little half gone blue crayon took a ride in the wash and the dryer today. At least this time it stayed in his pocket and the melted crayon didn’t make a mess anywhere. Just his pocket and a tiny spot on another piece of clothing. At least my dryer wasn’t covered this time.
My son has a terrible crayon habit he just can’t seem to break.