Make Your Own Reindeer Food – Free Printable Label
I first did this so many years ago when my daughter was a little girl. The delight in her eyes as she sprinkled the special “magic reindeer food” in anticipation of Santa coming was one of the highlights of our Christmas celebrations each year.
There is nothing quite like the anticipation of a small child for Christmas. Those are the kinds of memories that will stay with you well after they are grown and living their own lives. This magic reindeer food recipe is one of those special holiday memories and you can make it for your grandchildren too, if your children and grown. It is super easy to make too.
For a fun Christmas morning surprise, place this on the lawn the night before Christmas and then when your child is asleep, make Santa Claus footprints next to it in the snow. Imagine your child’s delight to see the bag opened the next morning and those footprints nearby!
To make the reindeer food, you will need the following ingredients:
- 1/4 cup of oatmeal
- 1/4 cup of sugar
- red and green sugar crystals
- small red organza bag. (you could also wrap it in cellophane and tie it with a ribbon.
- printable label (you can print mine out below)
Mix the oatmeal and sugar together and add the sugar crystals. I added about a tablespoon of each color. Place into an organza baggie and add the label. Be sure to make extra for the neighborhood kids. It’s a cinch to make and it’s nice to spread the cheer!
You can print the label here.
The night before Christmas, take your child or grandchild outside and place the bag in a special spot for the reindeer. Such a fun memory this will be!
If you don’t have sugar crystals, you could use glitter, but remember that it can be harmful to some wildlife if you have a lot of that near your home.
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