Reindeer oats

24 Dec

Just a tiny bit of our family holiday tradition — making and sprinkling ‘magic’ oats for Santa’s flying reindeer.

IMG_2882Any basic oats will do — the magic comes from the special additions of glitter and cupcake sprinkles.  (If you’re worried about leaving glitter on the road or lawn, cupcake sprinkles alone will do just fine.)

IMG_2868Singing christmas carols while stirring up the treat helps to seal in the magic.

My children first brought this idea home with them from pre-K, and it’s an easy craft tradition to keep up every year.  We sprinkle ours outside before bedtime on Christmas Eve in a glittery path that theoretically will be seen from the sky and appeal to flying reindeer.

IMG_2887All set!  Good night!

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6 Responses to “Reindeer oats”

  1. Zazzy December 24, 2012 at 11:11 pm #

    Do your local critters eat it up by morning? And Happy Christmas to you!

    • Monique December 26, 2012 at 10:22 am #

      And to you! There’s a good bit of nuts in our mix, and it looks like the squirrels and birds came and took it away … the sprinkles melted or there are some birds out there with crazy sugar highs.

  2. thebookgator December 25, 2012 at 8:10 pm #

    adorable.

  3. Jody January 1, 2013 at 12:19 am #

    What a wonderful idea! I wish I would have seen this in time for this Christmas but we’ll have fun with it next year! Thank you so much for sharing! You have such a wonderful blog. I always enjoys my visits. 🙂 All the best to you and yours in the New Year! ~Jody

    • Monique January 2, 2013 at 9:34 am #

      Thank you, Jody! I’m so glad for the connections made through blogging!

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