We have a problem and its name is MONSTERS!  These dreadful beasts live in Scarlet’s closet and they are such pesky creatures: even though daddy puts them in a jar and throws them outside every night, they keep coming back! We have had enough of their frightfulness and last week declared THAT’S IT: Time to make some MONSTER SPRAY!

Made with a few simple items from around the home and some secret monster-removal goo, MONSTER SPRAY! allows S to vanquish the beasts herself. This, along with The Tape Trick, has done a lot to ease our bedtime woes. Power to the babies!

Learn How to Make MONSTER SPRAY! and download our FREE PRINTABLE MONSTER SPRAY LABEL after the jump…


Now, Monster Spray may work better for some kids if it appears you went out and bought it at the store, in that case make it yourself during naptime. Scarlet enjoys making stuff so I told her the glycerine was a secret ingredient and read the bottle, right where it says “Do Not Use Around Monsters, Will Make Monsters Disappear.” Worked like a charm.

Assemble your ingredients:

A spray bottle
Glitter (Scarlet chose black because it is scary to monsters)
Essential oil if you have it (i used lavender scent to induce sleepiness, but lemon juice would work too)
Glycerine if you have it (this helps the glitter stay suspended in the bottle rather than sink or float)
Yarn – Scarlet selected bright pink as monsters are obviously averse to pink
Our MONSTER SPRAY! Label – We did not add a label but that would have made this about 10 times cuter, so Jacinda went ahead and made this adorable one for you! Get it here: Prudent Baby MONSTER SPRAY! Label
Note: Don’t add food coloring, you don’t want that getting sprayed around your house.
One cute kid:

Fill the bottle halfway or so with water and add a few drops of glycerine. You could maybe use dish soap, this would help the glitter flow but will also be foamy. Also add a few drops of essential oil or lemon juice for scent. The scent helps them believe.

Add glitter, then fill the bottle the rest of the way and shake it up. NOTE: Thanks for the note about the glitter commenters, I hadn’t even thought of it getting around the house, so i went and inspected and there is no glitter anywhere, i guess the spray mechanism keeps it in the bottle.  It hasn’t gunked up the spray nozzle either. Maybe just be sure not to use a superfine glitter.

Cut a long length of yarn or monster-repelling ribbon or trim:

Wrap around the neck of the bottle:

Add our free MONSTER SPRAY! Label (it’s 5X5 so reduce to whatever size u like/need and print on sticker paper):

Vanquish those beasts!

We have continued to have monster sightings but they are handled quickly with baby-vengeance and glee, as she sprays them away:

We would love to see pics of your MONSTER SPRAY! in action!

Do you have any other monster-repelling tactics to share? 

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