Reindeer Food! My favorite magical mixture to help Rudolph and all the reindeer find your house on Christmas Eve. And for the first time ever, I have some adorable costars in my video. Make sure you check it out, I’m pretty partial — but aren’t they adorable?
You have oats for the reindeer to eat and sprinkles to add a little something sweet. Then we add glitter to help the reindeer spot your house from the sky and bells so you can hear when Santa and his reindeer arrive!
I grew up making Reindeer Food every year as a kid and I really wanted to pass on that Chistmas tradition with my own two kiddos. Lyla was beyond excited (as you can see in the video) and Ellie was only excited as soon as I turned the camera off. Classic twins.
I dressed up our Reindeer Food in push up pops so we could explode it into the front yard instead of just sprinkling it around and I have to say – it was a lot more fun. Even as an adult doing it!
I found my push up pops at walmart for cheap, but you can also pick them up off amazon or at Michaels. I picked up all the stuff for the filling and Rudolph decoration at the Dollar Tree – so this really isn’t too bad to make cost wise.
Your kids are going to love these and it is a fun family tradition to start doing on Christmas Eve together. It’s just like putting out cookies for Santa, except no one has to eat the cookies afterwards…not like that is really a hindrance though. Who doesn’t like getting to pretend to be Santa and eating all of the cookies?? ;-)
P.S. I also made you a handy dandy adorable printout describing what this Reindeer Food is:Reindeer Food Printout. You can print these out and attach them to the push up pops with twine if you would like!
Reindeer Food in push up pops! Spread this reindeer food around your lawn on Christmas Eve with the kids to help Santa and Rudolph find your home!
For the Reindeer Food:
- 1 cup oats
- 1/4 cup sprinkles
- 1/4 cup glitter
- 10 small jingle bells
- 4 push up pops
To decorate like Rudolph:
- 4 brown pipe cleaners
- 8 googly eyes
- 4 red pom poms
- hot glue
- In a large bowl mix together oats, sprinkles, glitter and jingle bells.
- Divide evenly between push up pops and snap on top.
- Follow video at the top of this post for instructions on how to decorate push up pops like Rudolph.
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While this idea seems cute, the inclusion of glitter (including edible glitter) is very bad for wildlife! If birds and mammals ingest the glitter it can cause long-term damage to their digestive systems. Please leave out the glitter folks. Maybe some could be glued onto the lid instead?
What a cute Christmas tradition! I’ve never heard of this before, and love it! FUN!
This is such a cute idea for Christmas! I have a feeling that my youngest would love making this. :)
These are so incredibly cute!! I can’t wait to make them for my kids!
This is such a great cute treat for the kiddos!
I use to do this with my kids when they were little. They loved it. Such a cute presentation you got going on!
These are so cute! My boys are gonna love helping me make these!
So cute and I absolutely love your video!!
What a cute idea and fun tradition to pass on to your girls!
These are so cute! I’ll have to pass this on to our nieces and nephews!