How to Make Reindeer Food

How to Make Reindeer Food

This is a very important Tutorial that everyone with kids should know about!

Now, Reindeer are like humans in that their tastes vary, so don't worry if you don't have the exact same ingredients we used- they'll be happy to get a different treat at each house anyway! You can make your batch as big as you like- just a treat for the Reindeer when they stop at your home, or make individual bags to share with your friends as a little Christmas gift that they can have fun with!

Here's what we used need:

- soup plate
- mug
- candy canes
- rolled oats
- glitter
- flour

You can add other ingredients as desired (maybe sweeten it up with some extra sugar or mix in a little hot chocolate powder- you have limitless possibilities!)

Here's how we made our Reindeer Food:

Step 1: Candy Cane Crushing

This is a fun part! Use your mug & soup plate to crunch those candy canes and be sure to take turns so everyone gets to do some crunching!

Step 2: Add Other Food Ingredients

This is when you add your oats and flour and any other edible ingredients you're throwing in.

Step 3: Glitterize!

That's not a word - glitterize - but you know what I mean, right? Glitter is an important part of this recipe (you could use sequins too) because when your kids sprinkle the reindeer food on the ground, the glitter is what helps the reindeer spot it!

Step 4: Bag It Up

We put our reindeer food in little bags that we found at the dollar store and I printed these cute labels so that we could give packets of reindeer food to our little friends for Christmas gifts. You could just put it in a sandwich baggie too, to set aside for your own Christmas Eve, if you don't feel like getting that crafty ;)

I hope you have fun making reindeer food with your kids! Last year when the kids got up, we checked outside and we could see reindeer hoof prints and marks in the snow from them eating their treat up! 
It was so fun!

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  1. How fun!! My oldest would love to do this!

  2. Such a cute idea! We did in this in my daughter's preschool with oatmeal and glitter, love the candy cane idea!

  3. Kids will enjoy making reindeer food, love the explanation for the glitter. :-)

  4. Heather, really cute idea; I will have to save this for next Christmas, my niece always helps me decorate our Christmas tree, and she will love this, thanks, Rose Fanta

  5. These I additionally call the spotless foods as they are perfect, low in calories and don't have any deposits in the wake of eating them.FoodYouShouldTry

  6. This is a really cute and fun idea


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