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
- candy canes
- rolled oats
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!