Help! My 5 yo scribbled on his face w/ a Sharpie!!!!!!

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  1. alaskan_crew

    alaskan_crew Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sure my child isn't the only to do this (but then again it wouldn't surprise me) but he really did a # on his face. I mean circled his eyes, scribbled on his cheeks, chin, forehead. He almost looks like a dartboard w/ all the circles he made!

    Anyways, he's supposed to be in a 4th of July parade and I can NOT get this off. I've tried baby soap, Clinique eye make-up remover and Clinique make-up remover and olive oil (I don't have any baby oil). Nothing has worked. The only other thing I found on-line was to use hair spray and I'm thinking that's not a good idea for his face.

    Can anyone help???? BTW, I'd love to attach a pic of him but he won't let me come near him w/the camera. Maybe when he's sleeping, it would be a great one for the scrap book anyways!
     
  2. ams3651

    ams3651 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
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    i had heard finger nail polish remover works, have to be careful on the face...maybe with a q tip? I havent tried it, just heard of it.
     
  3. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    [​IMG] SOrry I can't help.

    Give him another color (or three) so he can make it look real nice, he'll be fine for the parade.... [​IMG]
     
  4. LittleChickenRacingTeam

    LittleChickenRacingTeam On vacation

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    They don't call them indelible markers for nothing

    Ask him how he feels about wearing make-up.
     
  5. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    Quote:Ohhhhhhhhhh I wouldn't put that on a little face either. It would either BURN or just not be good AT all....

    Perhaps wash off as much as possible, tonight, tomorrow a couple of times and Friday morning.....

    Get some make up "cover up" stuff, just in case... rather make up than anything harsh!
     
  6. Aneesa's Muse

    Aneesa's Muse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You could use the hairspray or the acetone (nail polish remover) with cotton balls, Q-tips ..as mentioned, or some soft tissue.

    Just be sure to give him a good facial ..moisturizing cleanser and cream ...afterwards.


    I agree, you can't be the only one ..but I don't recall my own children or my little brothers doing such [​IMG]
     
  7. smpezzi

    smpezzi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try toothpaste, not gel the white kind, if you don't have any you can try a bakingsoda paste. I can't remember how well it worked on the face when my kids did this I know it worked for the wall tho. Good luck
     
  8. flakey chick

    flakey chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would suggest the other route: Clown face white paint with red and blue decorations- Well it's a thought.
     
  9. Cassandra

    Cassandra Ranger Rick

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    I guess a picture would be out of the question...

    I have a four year old with a life-time ban with markers because he writes all over himself and everything else with them. If I remember correctly, the stuff pretty much fades by the second good bath.

    Only problem is, because it's his face, you can't really soak it. But I wouldn't have a problem spraying some hairspray on a rag and wiping his face with it to see if it will work. I've had nail polish remover and hairspray all over my hands (and hairspray in my face) it doesn't do any immediate damage. Unless he has some instant irritation which would indicate an allergy, you're probably safe in a quick wipe. Just wash it off ASAP.

    I wouldn't get any closer to his eyes than his eyebrows, tho.

    Good luck.

    Cassandra
     
  10. alaskan_crew

    alaskan_crew Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will try the toothpaste (Mentadent) and then the baking soda paste. Thanks.

    Flakey chick, I just thought of the same thing, maybe I can paint a flag over his face!!! Also, the float he will be on is for his hockey team, so I could always make him wear his hockey helmet!!!! Lol!!!
     

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