Crayon is oil based and requires an oil based solvent. De-solve It is a
citrus oil that works great. I'd just lay them in a shallow pan, pour a
layer over it, then remove and wipe clean with paper towels. If still
covered, return to the pan while you do something else. You can get it at
Wal Mart and other discount stores. Another thing you might try would be
Goop if you can't find the other. Did you try boiling hot water?
Cathy wrote: >It's time to either clean or throw away the 24 plastic yarn needles a sub >gave the kids for scratch art (ignoring the cut-off popsicle sticks I'd put >out for the job) a few years ago. I put them away thinking, "I'll deal with >this later." It's time. They are covered with little bits of black crayon. > I've tried dish detergent, laundry detergent and "Zout" (a stain remover). > No success. I really hate throwing things away, but I also hate the idea >of spending hours with a toothbrush trying to scrub them clean. > >Any suggestions? > >Thanks, >Cathy in Ellington CT >