How to make reindeer food

We know most of you already take care of Santa on Christmas Eve by leaving out milk and cookies. But what about all those hard-working reindeer who are pulling the magic sleigh all over the world?

Here’s a fun craft for you and the kids to make reindeer food to leave out on the lawn or sidewalk, just for Rudolph and all his friends.

Magical Reindeer Food Recipe

In a zipper storage bag, mix the following ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup uncooked oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup red or green sugar crystals (as used for cake decorating)

Note: Some online recipes for Magic Reindeer Food call for craft glitter, which can harm birds or wildlife if ingested. For safety, substitute colored sugar crystals.

Here’s a free printable gift tag to staple onto the bags. These would be fun to give to neighbors who also have little kids.