Easy Magic Reindeer Food Recipe + Reindeer Food Printables

‘Tis the season to be jolly and get into the holiday spirit! What better way to do that than with easy homemade magic reindeer food–a fun Christmas craft activity you can do with your kids. I’ve included free reindeer food printables to make it even more fun for you!

reindeer food close up on board

You may have heard of it, or might have even made some before; however, if not this is your chance to give it a try. With just a few simple ingredients, most likely ones you already have in your pantry and refrigerator, you will get creative as you mix together festive colors for Santa’s reindeer.

Putting out magical food for Santas reindeer is fun and makes kids feel special on Christmas Eve. Let’s take a look at how easy—and cute—it is to create this animal-friendly snack!

Reindeer Food Poem

There is a cute little poem that goes along with this fun Christmas tradition. It’s short and sweet and you can find it below:

Sprinkle on the lawn Christmas
Eve night.
The moonlight will make it
sparkle bright.
As Santa’s reindeer fly and
roam.
This will guide them to your
home.

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Supplies Needed to Make Reindeer Food

  • Snack-size Ziploc Baggies or cellophane bags
  • Free reindeer food printable (see below)
  • Cardstock or Regular paper
  • Scissors
  • Hole punch
  • Ribbon
  • Old Fashioned Oats (I used individual packets)
  • Red and Green Sprinkles
reindeer food recipe ingredients and supplies

How to Make Reindeer Food

Add “magic” oats to a small snack-size Ziploc baggie.

adding oats to baggie for reindeer food

Add green and red and white sprinkles to the oats.

adding red and green sprinkles to reindeer food

You can layer them or just add them all in at once and then shake the baggies to mix.

mixed reindeer food

Seal the baggie and then using the hole punch make a hole at the top of the green section above the Ziploc seal.

hole punching baggie

Cut out the FREE reindeer food printable tags. There are two options to choose from based on your bag choice.

cutting out reindeer food label

Hole punch the printable tag.

hole punching reindeer food label

String ribbon through both the reindeer food tag and the Ziploc baggie, then tie in a knot or bow.

clode up of reindeer food printable label

That’s it! It’s really that easy!

reindeer food with ingredients

On Christmas Eve sprinkle this magic reindeer food mixture outside to welcome Santas reindeer!

side view of reindeer food

Other Recipe Options:

  • mini marshmallows
  • edible glitter
  • small candies
  • mini chocolate chips
  • nuts
final reindeer food on reindeer cutting board

FREE Printables Make it Even Easier

These free printables will make it even easier for you to get creative with your reindeer food recipe! All you have to do is download them and print them out on cardstock paper or regular printer paper.

Each printable includes an image of a reindeer with instructions for mixing up your own unique blend of reindeer feed. The possibilities are endless—you can add any type of ingredient that you think would be tasty for Santa’s four-legged friends! Once your mix is ready, just sprinkle it outside before bedtime on Christmas Eve and wait for Santa’s sleigh bells to jingle in the night sky!

If you’re looking for a fun and easy holiday activity to do with your family, look no further than these adorable reindeer food printables. Whether you are making the classic version of reindeer food or something more creative, this craft is sure to put a smile on everyone’s face.

What is Reindeer Food?

Reindeer food is one of the most age-old Christmas traditions around, and there are several different ways to make it. Traditionally, reindeer food consists of oatmeal mixed with edible glitter or colored sugar. Children sprinkle the mixture outside their windows or on the front lawn on Christmas Eve so that Santa’s reindeer can find the way to their homes.

It’s also popular among families who prefer a non-traditional approach to the holiday but still want to keep some of its magical spirit alive in their homes. Nowadays, people use all sorts of ingredients in their reindeer food recipes, such as popcorn kernels, chia seeds, and even M&M’s.

Making your own reindeer food doesn’t have to be complicated or time-consuming; these free printables make it easy and fun! Gather up your family and let the festive crafting begin this holiday season! Let me know which ingredients you used in your special blend by commenting below!

You may also want to decorate your table with Santas reindeer for an added pop of holiday fun! See my entire Santas reindeer tablescape below.

dancer reindeer plate

Easy Magic Reindeer Food Recipe + Reindeer Food Printables

Materials

  • snack-size Ziplock Baggies or cellophane bags
  • Free reindeer food printable
  • Scissors
  • Hole punch
  • Ribbon
  • Old Fashioned Oats I used individual packets
  • Red and Green Sprinkles

Instructions

  • Add “magic” oats to a small snack-size ziploc baggie.
  • Add green and red and white sprinkles to oats. You can layer them or just add them all in at once and then shake the baggies to mix.
  • Seal the baggie and then using the hole punch make a hole at the top of the green section above the ziploc seal.
  • Cut out the FREE reindeer food printable tags. There are two options to choose from based on your bag choice.
  • Hole punch the printable tag and string ribbon through both the reindeer food tag and the ziploc baggie, then tie in a knot or bow.

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