My Child Ate Crayons
If your child ate crayons, give them a few sips of water and monitor for symptoms like vomiting, diarrhea, or coughing. Call IPC at 1-800-222-1222 if symptoms develop. This call is free and confidential.
What to know: Crayons
- Crayons are also known as brand names like Crayola.
- Crayons can be a choking hazard. If your child is choking on a crayon, call 911 immediately.
Toxicity LevelWhat are toxicity levels?
My child ate crayons. Are crayons toxic?
Crayons are minimally toxic and can cause a mild laxative effect if ingested.
Symptoms of PoisoningEating crayons can cause an episode of vomiting, diarrhea, or choking.
If your child experiences persistent vomiting, diarrhea or coughing, call IPC at 1-800-222-1222.
Crayons may cause irritation if exposed to eyes.
If your child got crayon residue in their eyes, rinse by pouring clean, lukewarm water across the affected eye(s) for 15 minutes.
For more instructions, please see our page on eye exposure information.
Have an urgent question or need more help?
Don't hesitate to call IPC at
This call is free and confidential.