This Magic Reindeer Food Recipe is so much fun to make. All kids (and grownups) will love to sprinkle the reindeer snack in their yard to guide the reindeer and Santa’s sleigh to their home on Christmas Eve.
I first did this project so many years ago when my daughter was a little girl. The delight in her eyes as she sprinkled the special “magic reindeer food” as she eagerly awaited Santa’s 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. And the reindeer are almost as much anticipated as Santa himself!
This magic reindeer food recipe is one of those special holiday memories and you can make it for your grandchildren, aw well, if your children and grown. It is super easy to make, too.
The ingredients in the reindeer snack are all edible so you won’t need to worry about birds or other wildlife eating it if you sprinkle it outdoors.
For a fun Christmas morning surprise, place this reindeer snack on the lawn the night before Christmas and then when your child is asleep, make Santa Claus footprints (and reindeer ones too – woof woof 😉 ) next to the reindeer food in the snow. Imagine your child’s delight to see those footprints near their house. “Santa was here” will be the excited shouts!
Make Your Own Magic Reindeer Food – with Free Printable Label
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 for the reindeer snack 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!
I prefer making this magic reindeer food with edible sugar crystals. If you don’t have the sugar crystals, you could use glitter, but remember that glitter can be harmful to some wildlife if you live in an area where there are abundant birds and mammals.
What fun traditions do you celebrate with your kids?
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