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Making Reindeer Food for Christmas Eve

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Making Reindeer Food for Christmas Eve

One memory that I have of Christmas as a child involves spreading reindeer food on my lawn to help guide Santa to my house. Flying reindeer apparently love oatmeal, and the sparkly glitter helps guide the sleigh in for a safe landing. To make your own reindeer food, all you need are some oats and some glitter. I used red and green for some extra holiday cheer. (You can also use colored sugar for a safer version, but I did not think about using sugar this year until I had already mixed the oats and glitter together!) Then on Christmas Eve, simply sprinkle the reindeer food outside your home with your child to help Santa find his way!

Oatmeal and Glitter Oatmeal in Bag and Glitter

Oatmeal and Glitter in Bag Reindeer Food

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Making Reindeer Food for Christmas Eve © 2014 Heather Johnson
Oatmeal and Glitter © 2014 Heather Johnson
Oatmeal in Bag and Glitter © 2014 Heather Johnson
Oatmeal and Glitter in Bag © 2014 Heather Johnson
Reindeer Food © 2014 Heather Johnson

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Written by Heather Johnson

Heather is a writer, librarian, linguist, wife, and mother who loves her husband, daughter, son, dogs, and cat. She writes The Parenting Patch, which is a parenting blog, information, and news plus reviews, recipes, crafts, homeschooling, and more.

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