With so much of our writing being done on computers these days, pencils and erasers seem to have gone the way of the Dodo bird! But if you rarely use them as writing (and erasing) utensils anymore, they can still be helpful around the house. Erasers in particular have many unique uses that go way beyond erasing pencil marks on paper.
Glue pieces of eraser to the bottom corners of frames. The erasers will protect your wall from scratches and keep the frames from tilting.
Remove sticker gunk from products and packaging with an eraser.
Use an eraser to get rid of scuff marks on vinyl flooring.
Clean and polish gold jewelry with an eraser. The rubber absorbs oil and grime from the jewelry and buffs away smudges.
A small piece of eraser makes a great temporary earring backing!
Clean mud off the bottoms on boots with a pencil eraser. It’s the perfect size to get between the treads!
Use a large eraser as a make-shift pin cushion.
You can repair scratch marks on a flat screen TV with a clean, soft eraser. Gently rub the eraser on the scratch and wipe with a clean cloth. Repeat until the scratch disappears.
Use a the eraser end of a pencil to mark a depression for planting seeds. The eraser makes the perfect sized hole!
Extend the life of rechargeable batteries by rubbing the contact points with an eraser. Dirty contact points are a primary source of charging problems. This works on flashlights as well!
Remove stuck-on grime from computer keyboards with a small eraser. Once you’ve loosened the dirt, use a hair dryer on cool to blow it away.
Shine patent leather shoes and remove scuff marks with an eraser.
Use a pencil eraser to fix smudged eyeliner.
Clean marks off piano keys with an eraser.
Use a small piece of eraser to temporarily mend a broken heel on a shoe.
Remove rogue crayon artwork from walls with an eraser.
Use pencils and removable erasers to create a simple fine motor skills activity. Get the instructions from Laura at LalyMom.
Make this cute DIY marble bowling game. Get the instructions from Sarah at Frugal Fun for Boys.
Make custom stamps from erasers! Here are some of my favorites from around the inter webs…
Pencil Eraser Stamp from Creature Comforts
Polka Dot Wrapping Paper from The House that Lars Built
Geometric Animals from Lines Across
DIY Eraser Stamped 4th of July Shirt from Cutesy Crafts
DIY Swaddle Blanket from Say Not Sweet Anne
How to Carve Your Own Beautiful Stamps from Crafttuts+
DIY Gold Dot Vases from Lilikoi Joy
What is your favorite way to use an eraser?