How to Get Silly Putty Out of Childrens' Clothes

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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.

Things You'll Need

  • Cotton swab
  • Cotton balls
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Butter knife

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

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.

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.

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

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