Infographic: Second Uses for Crayons

At the end of every Who Knew? podcast, we like to bring you a Lifehack Lightning Round, where we name as many tips as possible for one particular household item. In our newest episode, the item was crayons! Here are the ingenious lifehacks we know (off the top of our heads), for the uses of crayons, plus a tip for cleaning crayon marks off the wall.

Bruce and Jeanne Lubin
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Make a Giant, Multicolored Crayon

Have a bunch of crayon stubs? Make a big crayon with them! Peel off any labels, then place in a muffin tin or other oven-safe dish and heat at 350 degrees until melted. Let cool.

Make Candles

Follow the same directions as above, but place a wick in the crayons right before they cool!

Fix Scratches and Nicks

Replace scratches in the floor or your car by finding a corresponding crayon color and filling them in! Or, if you have a chip in a vase, melt down part of a crayon to fill in the gap. No one will ever notice!

How to Get Rid of Crayon Marks

If you have crayon marks on walls or elsewhere, use some white, non-gel toothpaste to rub it off. It's in on a material like plastic, you can use WD-40 spray instead.

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About the Author

Bruce and Jeanne Lubin

Bruce Lubin and Jeanne Bossolina-Lubin are the proud parents of three boys and more than a dozen books. After saving thousands per year using everyday tips and simple lifehacks, they started their own business in the hopes of sharing their knowledge with others. They have been known to go into their friends' refrigerators to turn their eggs upside down so that they last longer.