This easy DIY monster spray for toddlers is perfect for comforting your children through their bedtime fears. Grab the kids and have fun doing this easy kids craft. (Included is my monster spray recipe to create a calming atmosphere at home).
There will come a time in your parenting life that you’ll need monster spray for toddlers, specifically, your toddlers.
This is not something people will teach you in school or in a child prep class. In fact, as with all great parents, plan on having your child teach you their needs and then use your own wisdom to know what to do.
For example, there was a time when all of our children went to bed without any troubles. My husband and I took the time to create a bedtime routine with them and stuck with it.(Yay sleep!)
All of a sudden our little ones start saying that they’re afraid of “the ghost light” and they think something’s living under their bed.
In case you don’t know already, once a child has it in their mind that something is living under their bed, there is NO way you’re ever going to get them to stay in their room.
Instead of giving up hope, growing gray hairs, and kissing sleep goodbye, one of the best things you can do is create monster spray for your kids, and involve them in the process.
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Easy DIY Monster Spray for Toddlers
There are so few supplies that are needed for this monster spray that you can have each of your children decorate their own bottle.
You can purchase a spray bottle in a variety of sizes. If you know your children will each want their own bottle, then I recommend purchasing the small sized ones.
Otherwise, one standard spray bottle size will do for the entire home.
Depending on your child’s age, you’ll probably need to put the words “Monster Spray,” “Monster Repellent” or “Monster B Gone” on the bottle first.
We used “Monster B Gone” and the kids LOVE it!
Any kind of letter stickers works well for this project. I would recommend using stickers that your child chooses (unless you want to pick the stickers out. Heaven knows you’re going to be the one spraying the bottle).
Instead of fussing with glue and other finger-sticky-can’t-get-this-off-the-counter-without-grabbing-my-toolset- kind of fun, I would recommend using monster stickers.
This is where you’ll want your children involved. They can select their own monster stickers, but more importantly, allow them to put the stickers on the bottle.
The monster stickers aren’t anything fancy (I think they’re adorable with their cute smiles), but the children were the ones to put them on the bottle.
Trust me when I say that your perfectionist tendencies might want to come out when the urge to take control over everything tries to rise to the surface. I know it’s hard, but let your kids make a bit of a mess and be willing to have a NOT-Pinterest perfect monster spray bottle.
The reason for this is because your children will be more inclined to use their own monster spray they helped make to rid their monsters.
Once the bottle is decorated and everyone is happy (including Momma), then you’ll want to make the spray.
Normally you can do water and be done with it. However, since you’ll be spraying this stuff all around the house, why not make your home smell nice while creating a calming atmosphere!?
The recipe I use for my children is really simple.
Monster Spray Recipe:
For every (1) cup of water use 1 drop of lavender essential oil. (1:1 ratio).
The reason why I suggest lavender is because of its natural calming effect (plus the house smells really nice once this stuff is sprayed).
Whether your child is afraid of ghosts or monsters under their bed, remember to listen to their concerns. I know as adults we want to laugh and say, “You think that’s scary? Wait until you’re an adult and see what the real world is like!” But no matter how much you really want to, just don’t do it.
Treat your home as a place of refuge and safety. As you do you’ll be able to foster an environment where your children will want to be, especially as they reach their teenage years.
The more you invest in time and quality with your children the higher your return on investment will be as they grow.
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