Magic Reindeer Food

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It’s Christmas Eve! Reindeer might like carrots, but you can also try this magical mix to guide Rudolph and his team right to your home. Kids will love the sparkle and magic of the project.

Travis and I set out two bowls, and added 1/2 cup sugar to each.

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In one, we added drops of red food coloring, and we turned the other green.

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Stir in 1/2 cup oats to each bowl. Look at that sparkle!

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Your kid can taste the reindeer food if they want to, although Travis declined! It’s not that this version is perfectly edible, as opposed to using glitter, since any animals who nibble won’t be harmed.

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Pour the reindeer food into jars, and add a holiday ribbon for a nice touch.

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If you want to share the fun with friends or cousins, put some of the mix in a zip-top bag, along with instructions. We printed out this little rhyme:

Sprinkle this reindeer food outside tonight

The moonlight will make it sparkle bright

As the reindeer fly and roam

This will guide them to your home

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Before bed, we sprinkled some on our lawn. Travis loved shaking out big handfuls of it!

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Now we wait for St. Nick!

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