6 Ways to Naturally Remove Crayon Marks

6 Ways to Naturally Remove Crayon Marks

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If you have little ones at home then chances are you also have crayons. Crayons are a wonderful tool for children to use. All they need is some paper to go with their crayons and then they will keep busy for some time. However they may actually decide to skip the paper altogether and turn to the walls to let their colors run wild.
It is great whenever children use their imagination to become creative and expressive. Crayon marks however can be tricky to remove from the wall. Luckily there are some methods that may easily work to remove the marks. These methods are all made up of natural ingredients.
Pencil eraser – Rub over the crayons in a circular motion. Afterward wipe the area with a clean damp cloth.
Regular white toothpaste (not gel) – Squirt a dab of toothpaste on the wall and using a using a scrub brush start scrubbing. The fine abrasive in the toothpaste will rub away the crayon. Rinse the area with water.
Baking soda – Form a paste with some water and gently rub over the marks. Wipe with a clean damp cloth.
Mayonnaise – Rub some mayonnaise over the marks and leave it for several minutes. Wipe off with a clean cloth.
Lemon essential oil – Place a few drops over the crayon marks and then rub gently with a clean cloth.
Steel wool – Using a small piece of steel wool slowly and gently  wipe in one direction over the crayon marks being careful not to scratch or tear the surface.
Have you ever made the discovery of crayon artwork on your walls? How did you handle it?
No-Bake Mango Delight

No-Bake Mango Delight

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Mangoes are delicious just on their own. However mangoes can become very ripe in a matter of a few days. That isn’t an issue if you are only buying a few at a time. However sometimes buying them in bulk is so much more cheaper. You might even be fortunate enough to be given mangoes which was my case. Even after eating several as is we could not finish the batch before they became very ripe.
This no bake mango delight recipe is also eggless making it a wonderful cool treat even for someone with egg allergiesIngredients are very basic and most people will have them already on hand in their kitchen.
30 Marie tea biscuits
3/4 cup whipped cream
3 cups finely chopped ripped mangoes
tablespoons flaked coconut for garnishing
1. In a bowl mix the cream and milk together.
2. In a wide plastic or glass dish (oval/rectangular) place the tea biscuits along the bottom.
3. Pour about 1/3 of the cream/milk mixture over the biscuits. Add 1/3 of the chopped mangoes.
4. Add a second layer of tea biscuits along with another 1/3 of the cream/milk mixture, and 1/3chopped mangoes.
5. Add the final layer of biscuits.
6. Add almost all the remaining cream/milk mixture (keep about three tablespoons to the side). Add the last of the chopped mangoes.
7. Drizzle the remaining cream/milk over the top layer of mangoes and sprinkle some coconutover.
8. Place in the refrigerator to chill for at least three hours. Slice and serve. Enjoy!

7 Surprising Uses For Cinnamon

7 Surprising Uses For Cinnamon

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Cinnamon is one spice that is found in most homes. It is most commonly used to add flavor inrecipes, especially in desserts. Many people however are unaware that cinnamon has other uses away from just being added to create dishes. It has the ability to eliminate the use of manycommercial products in the home and since it is natural there is no chemicals to worry about. Ridding the use of chemicals in the home is becoming more and more common as people are becoming more aware of the contents within commercial products. Here are some ways you can put cinnamon to use throughout your home.
1. Freshen your home. Place a handful of cinnamon sticks in a pot of simmering water for 30 minutes or so. Alternatively place a dish of ground cinnamon powder anywhere in your home.
2. Inexpensive home decoration with a sweet scent. Place several cinnamon sticks along with some dried cranberries in a glass jar. Tie a ribbon around the jar for an added touch.
3. Potpourri booster. Add some cinnamon sticks to a bowl of potpourri for a much powerful aroma.
4. Ant repellent. Sprinkle some powdered cinnamon around any cracks or crevices where ants are seen entering the home.
5. Alternative to foul smelling moth balls. Place some pieces of broken cinnamon sticks and combine with other spices such as whole cloves, whole black peppercorns, or bay leaves. Place one tablespoon of this mixture to a small piece of cloth and tie it making a sachet. Hang in your closets as well as put in other area that clothes may be stored.
6. Mouth freshener. Help fight of bad breath by chewing on a small stick of cinnamon or by gargling on some water with added cinnamon powder.
7. Make an all natural bronzer. Mix together cinnamon powder, cocoa, and cornstarch until you reach a shade you are satisfied with (more cornstarch for lighter shade or more cocoa for darkershade). Add some plain unscented lotion and mix well. Store in a sealed jar.