How to Get Silly Putty Out of Childrens' Clothes

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Things You'll Need

  • Cotton swab

  • Cotton balls

  • Rubbing alcohol

  • Butter knife

Part of being a parent is the constant battle to keep children's clothes clean. Silly putty is an elastic, sticky substance that, while a joy for kids, is a pain for parents when it gets stuck in clothing. Removing silly putty from clothing can be accomplished with a little time and effort.


Step 1

Stretch the area of the clothing tight over a flat surface. Remove as much of the silly putty as possible using your fingers.

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Step 2

Soak a cotton swab or cotton ball with rubbing alcohol. Rub the silly putty with the alcohol until it is moist. Let is set for a couple of minutes then apply more rubbing alcohol.

Step 3

Use the dull side of butter knife to scrape away the silly putty. Continue to moisten the silly putty with the rubbing alcohol as needed.

Step 4

After removing the silly putty from the clothing, launder the clothing as normal.