How to get melted crayons out of clothes ~ Laundry tips

how to get crayons out of clothes

I had a reader email me and ask me how to get crayons out of clothes that have been thru the washer and the dryer.  Here are my two suggestions.  FIRST I would recommend  Resolve All Stains , I tried it for the first time a few months ago and LOVED it.  I got crayons out of a load of laundry, and many other stains out. I was so excited I even did a youtube video on it, you can watch it below.  Best part it is less than $5 a bottle.  This works great for spot treating.

If you can not view the video you can watch How to get crayons out of clothes with Resolve , Here

IF YOU HAVE A WHOLE LOAD that needed treated you might try this magic recipe.

My friend Melissa did this(with her kids brand new summer clothes) she was so excited when she was able to get it all out with a “magic recipe” that she was willing to share it with all of you…

Here is the magic recipe:

1 c. Clorox 2
1 c. Borax
1 c. white vinegar
1 c. hydrogen peroxide
1 c. Triple Action Shout
3/4 c. Oxy Magic

It’ll cost you about $30 to get it all but that is better than having to replace your clothes (which I’m sure would cost hundreds). Put your “ruined” clothes in the washer and put all of these ingredients on top of them. Set your washer to hot water and to a heavily soiled setting. The clothes need to soak for at least 30 minutes (so depending on what kind of washer you have- either use soak option on washer or fill your tub with enough hot water to soak the clothes). Then wash normally with your regular detergent.

I seriously do not have a single sign of red or pink in my clothes. I am thrilled with the results. Think of me when/if you have to use this and let me know how it worked for you.


  1. I can’t thank you enough for the tip on removing crayon with Resolve All Stains!  When i pulled my daughter’s favorite new hot pink jeans out of the dryer and realized that my son had left green and yellow crayons in his pocket, I turned to Google for help.  I have not had any luck in the past getting melted crayon out.  I found your YouTube video and went straight to Walmart (after Publix didn’t have it!) and purchased the Resolve and a pack of 5 toothbrushes for $1.  I applied the All Stain and scrubbed each spot with a brush.  It took a while, but to save our clothes and keep my daughter from killing her little brother, I thought it was worth it!  I washed everything in my front loader on “stain cycle”, which has prewash and heavy setting, and I added “sanitize” for extra heat and an extra rinse.  I held my breath, but when I pulled everything out of the dryer, not a spot was to be found!  I’m not big on commenting, but I went back to You.Tube to thank you, but I had to set up my own channel to do that, so I found you here.  Thank you! Thank you!!!!!

  2. I used the crayon recipe to get chapstick out of my husband’s pants (that were washed with my daughter’s pants in which she left her chapstick). I used oxy clean instead of oxy magic and I was so happy it worked so we didn’t have to buy more pants! THANKS!

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