When I was little, we did the cookies-and-milk-for-Santa thing. Every couple years we would think to throw a carrot or two outside for the reindeer to enjoy while Santa carried in our loot.
I was reading my friend Amy’s blog and saw a post about reindeer food. Seemed simple enough – oatmeal and glitter mixed together. You then sprinkle the food on your lawn on Christmas Eve. The “reindeer dust” (glitter) sparkles in the moonlight and helps the reindeer find your house. Cute!
So when I found myself with a rainy day and a daughter AND niece to entertain, I figured we could make our own reindeer food. I changed up the ingredients a little bit and substituted sprinkles instead of glitter to avoid glitter all over my lawn.
You will need:
- Glitter (or sprinkles)
- Cinnamon (optional)
- empty baby food jar or ziploc bag
- poem tag (optional)
So we started out with our ingredients:
Dump them all in a bowl:
We then filled up our baby food jars and covered them with tissue paper (you could also use fabric). The last step was to add the reindeer food poem tag:
So there you have it, reindeer food.
Here is the poem that goes with it:
Sprinkle on the lawn at night
The moon will make it sparkle bright
Santa’s reindeer fly and roam
This will guide them to your home
I made up this printable tag – which you can download here in PDF format. PDF contains 3 different sizes – you can print whichever page works best for you.