Reindeer food is one of our Christmas Eve traditions and we love to make it as much as the boys love sprinkling it outside for the reindeer. We have great fun each year making it for family and friends and this year I am excited to share with you 7 great free printable labels for you designed by The Purple Pumpkin Blog using the same designs as our Advent Acts of Kindness.
Traditionally it is just oats and glitter, but, we live in a pretty rural area and we stopped putting glitter in our reindeer food a few years back. Now we use other things to make it pretty and light the way!
How to make animal safe magic reindeer food
- Rolled oats
- Cake sprinkles or coloured sugar
- Edible glitter (Pound land currently have pots in for you guessed it a pound!)
- Cellophane bags
- One of our fabulous printable labels designed by The Purple Pumpkin Blog exclusively for Mum in the Mad House
- Stapler or double sided tape
We are not ones for measuring our ingredients so we place an amount of rolled oats into a bowl and then I let the boys lose with all the extras.
How to colour sugar
To colour your own sugar is really simple and fun to do, you just put some cane sugar in a bag and add a 5 drops of liquid food colouring to 1/3 cup of sugar and smush in the bag. Alternately for a really vivid colour add a few drops of gel food colour to a 5 drops drops of vodka and then smoosh it around in the bag.
To dry the sugar lay it on a thin layer on a baking tray and allow to dry for 24 hours at room temperature or pop in your oven at its lowest temperature for 5 minutes.
If you dont want to go to the trouble of colouring your own sugar, you can buy it pre coloured in the shops or you could just add a selection of cake sprinkles to the oats to jazz it up a bit
We then place our Reindeer Food in clear cellophane bags (well you want to be able to see all that lovely glitter and sprinkles) and double fold the end down, add a folded label and staple closed.
Free printable Magic Reindeer food labels
These fabulous labels are been designed exclusively for readers of Mum in the Mad House by The Purple Pumpkin Blog and designed to be printed on to small photo paper (4 by 6, but you can also download them and print them off in multiples on larger paper.
I am bringing you 4 weeks of Counting Down to Christmas – this week’s focus is all about recipes for you and your kids to make and we’re bringing you some fabulous ideas from European bloggers to help you get ready for the festive season with crafts you can do at home.
We also invite you to join us and welcome you to come and link up crafts, recipes, activities for kids and adults for the Christmas Season helping to provide ideas for a Creative Christmas this year.
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