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.
How to get melted crayon out of the dryer
(Well, I am sorry to say I don’t have the greatest answer for that one)
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.