How to remove Oil Pastels (Crayola and Portfolio Series) from fabric - fresh, heat-set, or melted

Scrape off as much oil pastel as possible.  Use ice cubes to chill the oil pastel making it easier to scrape away.  Saturate a cotton ball with rubbing alcohol and blot the stained area.  If stain persists, rub liquid dish soap into the stain and wash as normal.  Repeat as needed.

Dryer Drum:  Wipe the stained area with paper towels to remove as much oil pastel as possible.  Use Mr. Clean Magic Eraser per the manufacturer's direction.  Clean, dry rags can be placed in the dryer and ran through a cycle to remove any remaining stain.  Repeat as needed.

Please Note:

The suggestions for removing stains have been compiled as a service to our consumers. We are unable to guarantee or be responsible for the results obtained by these procedures. You may also wish to consult your local cleaner for further recommendations.

Before attempting the stain removal method, test each procedure on an inconspicuous area of the material or surface to be cleaned. Please be advised these stain removal methods involve hazardous products and are intended only for adult use. Crayola does not recommend children attempt these procedures.

In many procedures, specific brands of products are recommended. These are brands that performed most effectively in our laboratory. Always check individual containers for recommended procedures and warnings. Competitive brand products may work equally well.

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