How to Remove Flarp / Noise Putty From Carpet or Fabric

So a few days ago I was tidying up the house, and as I was doing so I put some of my daughter’s toys on her bed which included her canister of Flarp. This was all fine and good, but unbeknownst to me the lid on the canister wasn’t exactly tight…

Flash forward a few hours later after the kids are home from school. I’m in the living room and my daughter comes out of her room and comes to me, crying.

Me: “What’s wrong?! What happened?”

My daughter: “My bed is ruined!”

I go into her room and see that the Flarp had slowly Flarp’d out of the canister and onto her comforter. And, annoyingly, it doesn’t just pull right off and of course is very much stuck to the comforter, so I have to figure out a way to get it off (and pray it hasn’t created a stain).

I turned to my old friend Google as I do in these situations, and there were all sorts of various suggestions, but I really have no idea why there were so many different suggestions, because the one that actually worked, worked so well that I’m unsure why anyone would use anything else. What was it?


I can’t remember what things I tried before the vinegar, but as soon as I poured vinegar on the Flarp, it started dissolving instantly. It came right out with just a few minutes of rubbing, and fortunately left no stain at all. I washed the comforter in the washer and it was good as new. Crisis averted. Bed not ruined.

So if you ever find yourself in a sticky Flarp situation, forget everything else and just use vinegar.

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