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Let Santa Have His Cookies, Magical Reindeer Food is for Rudolph

"Oh Mommy I want one!" Said every five-year-old girl the first time they watched Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer. Rudolph is a Christmas TV special I hold dear to my heart. No pun intended. The stop motion animation is iconic and just beyond adorable. The animation team that brought the story to life is extremely talented. After watching Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer, all I wanted to do was catch Santa putting Christmas presents under our Christmas tree. There was something I wanted even more though.

I hoped and prayed that one day I would catch Santa's reindeer stopped in front of our yard on Christmas Eve. I thought it would've been magical to see them waiting for Santa to finish up placing all of my presents under the tree. One day at school, my teacher said that we were making special reindeer food. All I could think was wow, "Is she reading my mind?" How did my math teacher know I wanted to see Santa's reindeer fly?"

How to Make Magic Reindeer Food

The recipe is very simple! Here's everything you need.

  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup red and green colored sugar crystals

Place the mix in a small plastic baggie, and sprinkle the food over your lawn. Little ones will get the a warm cheerful feeling putting reindeer food out for Santa's reindeer. It's a fun holiday craft project the entire family will enjoy. If you're looking for new Christmas traditions this holiday season, surely this one will can be added to the list.

DIY Magic Reindeer Food Essentials

C&H Pure Cane Granulated Sugar

Green Sugar

Quaker Old Fashioned Oatmeal

With just three items, you'll have a fun Christmas Eve tradition for years to come. For extra holiday fun, read the reindeer food poem to the kiddos before sprinkling on the lawn.

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