Hi Friends! One of the traditions I have been doing with my boys is making reindeer food for Santa’s reindeer to enjoy on Christmas Eve. We sprinkle a little on the ground on Christmas Eve and leave out milk and cookies for Santa. They love it and even help in the making of the reindeer food. I was looking on Pinterest and I saw the cutest reindeer washcloth. She had made a reindeer out of soap and washcloths. You can view her Reindeer Washcloth post here. I thought a similar idea would be perfect to hold reindeer food in! Want to make one (or many) of your own?
- Burlap Fabric
- Red Satin Ribbon
- Hot Glue
- Wiggle Eyes
- Red Jingle Bells
- Old Fashion Oats
- Red & Green Sprinkles
- Clear Plastic Bags
- Baker’s Twine
- Reindeer Food Printable Tags < click to print
I cut 9 inch by 9 inch squares out of my burlap. I ended up making about 6 of these at first and I had a ton of burlap left over. One roll of this can make a whole lot of reindeer. I suggest that you cut out all your burlap squares first for the amount of reindeer your are making.
Reindeer Food Recipe. For the food, it is just a scoop of old fashion oats with red and green sprinkles mixed in. This is a perfect time to grab the little ones to join in on the fun!
- Place the oats in the middle of your burlap square.
- Fold in half.
- Start to roll from the bottom end.
- Pull the sides up to form the ears and secure with ribbon.
Tie the ribbon in the bow and add the reindeer tag. You can download that here: Reindeer Food Tags.
They are taking over my craft room but they are so cute and SO easy to make! I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season!
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Tori is the writer and crafter at Lil’ Mrs. Tori. She is a wife and mother to two young boys. Lil’ Mrs. Tori is her creative outlet where she shares her latest craft projects and inspirations.