Christmas is a pretty magical time of the year for little minds that are brimming with excitement and imagination. Kids are eager to embrace the idea of Santa and his reindeer coming to deliver their presents, and everyone enjoys leaving out milk and a mince pie for Santa, and a carrot for Rudolph. This year, we have an even more exciting idea to try, to help keep the wonderful magic of Christmas alive for your little ones!
Just follow this simple recipe to make magic reindeer food, then sprinkle it outside on Christmas Eve to help Santa’s reindeer find your home (and give them a tasty treat too)! This makes a great idea for a fun new Christmas tradition, or even a thoughtful and exciting gift for others!
What you will need to make your Magic Reindeer Food
- 50g (1/2 cup) rolled oats
- Decorative Glass Jar
- Several pinches of red edible glitter / red sugar crystals
- Several pinches of green edible glitter / green sugar crystals
How to make Magic Reindeer Food
This is an easy, no-cook recipe that is ideal for the kids to help make! Just follow the simple steps below.
Pour out enough oats into a mixing bowl to fill the size and amount of glass jars you plan to make. You can multiply the measurements by how many people you are making the reindeer food for.
Add in some edible glitter (gold, red and green look best) as well as some sprinkles or sugar crystals. These can be bought from Woolworths, Coles or even Spotlight. If you want to make your own edible glitter, head to Australia’s Best Recipes for a really simple recipe using just sugar and food colouring.
Mix all of the ingredients together, adding more sprinkles and edible glitter until you have the final look you would like.
Pop the mixture into a glass jar and decorate it with ribbon or tape.
Mix it all together and put it in a container. You can use a simple snap seal bag, or if it’s for a present, you can present it in a nice jar. You could even add a ‘Magic Reindeer food’ label to make it extra special.
FREE Printable Poem
The next step is to print out this free printable reindeer poem. Just click here for your copy! Then add this with your magic reindeer food to complete the gift.
Make the magic happen
On Christmas Eve, before bed, head out in the dark to your yard or outside area. Read the reindeer poem aloud, then sprinkle the magic reindeer food all around. If the moon isn’t bright, remember to take a torch too, so everyone can see the magical twinkly food that the reindeer will be able to spot from the sky to know where to go with their sleigh full of presents!
It’s a lovely way to get kids involved and excited, and a fun new idea to add to your family Christmas traditions!
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