Thursday, June 10, 2010

Monster Spray!!

Got monsters lurking under your bed? Never fear, we have
created our own monster spray guaranteed to rid your home of monsters!

5 year old Jonah has been very worried about monsters under his bed. We have tried reasoning and logic to explain that there are no such thing as monsters. (Even if there were, there is no room under his bed) We tried pointing out that no monster would want to eat a skinny, bony little 5 year old when there is a big juicy 7 year old in the top bunk. Nothing has worked. Until we read the book Fudge-a-Mania by Judy Blume. In the book, a little girl's grandmother makes her monster spray. "Just one spray keeps monsters away!" Jonah knew this would work for him.

We thought about what kind of things monsters would hate. The boys decided that monsters wouldn't like anything that smelled good. We realized we already had the perfect recipe for monster spray - our homemade linen spray. It smells great and you can whip up a batch very quickly. Be prepared to make several batches. They love spraying it everywhere!

First we poured 2 tablespoons of vodka into our empty spray bottle. Then we filled it almost to the top with distilled water. We thought the monsters would hate being sprayed with water that came from a bottle with a cute baby on it!

Next we added 20 drops of our favorite essential oil. The more flowery the better! Monsters hate flowers!

The boys even made labels for their bottles.

How cute is Jack's monster spray!

Monsters Beware!!!
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  1. That is such a cute idea and having the kids help with the mixing makes it all the more effective. Yeah!

  2. That is just the cutest thing!! Great idea. The kids must just love that.

  3. omg, that is too dang cute! What a great way to help him with his fear AND make the room smell good! lol

    Kim @
    party inspiration

  4. This is fantastic! Your son is empowered and the room smells good too!

  5. What a fun idea! Looks like they had fun.

    Thanks for sharing at Saturday is Crafty Day!
    Laura @ along for the ride

  6. What a cute and fun idea!

    Where were you years ago when I was raising MY kids?

  7. What a great idea!

    We had our mad scientist party and it was a HUGE hit! I'll be linking to you when I do a post on it (hopefully Thurs.) Thanks for the ideas!!!

  8. so cute! thank you for participating in MMM!!

  9. Hello... this idea! I also love that Judy Blume book! Thanks for sharing this darling story with us for Sunday Favorites this week...great post!!!

    Thank you so much for joining in with Sunday Favorites this week! I'm so sorry that Mr.Linky gave us problems yesterday! He just up and disappeared on us! I couldn't even see who had signed up! Sheeesh! But we're back up and running now!

    Have a marvelous Monday, my friend!
    Chari @Happy To Design

  10. How cute! Thanks so much for joining the Sunday Showcase! I greatly appreciate it! Hope you have a wonderful week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

  11. Would love it if you would join me for my 2nd linky party tonight!!


  12. That is such a cool idea! My son is going to love this!

  13. This project made me heart go pitter pat. Well done.

  14. This is brilliant! I'll be featuring it on Tuesday. Thanks for linking up!

  15. I totally remember doing this when my 9 yo was little. We were boring though, and just used water. I like your idea better!

  16. This is adorable! Thanks for the name of the book as well. I hope I remember this when the time comes!