We love these markers. They state right on the package that washable refers to your child's hands and body. These are not intened for use on walls or fabric. That said, these markers are terrific, They are long lasting and the perfect size for little hands. My 4 year old reaches for these far more often then she does her crayons and colored pencils. Best of all she can doodle to her heart's content on her arms or hands and it washes right off with just water. A+ in my book.