Who doesn’t love the magic of Christmas eve, looking up to the skies to try and catch a glimpse of Father Christmas on Christmas eve with all the anticipation and excitement it brings….One of our most favourite family Christmas traditions is to get prepared for Father Christmas’ visit, lay out a plate with a mince pie and a glass of milk, and a carrot for Rudolph always goes down well too! Along with this we always ensure not to forget the rest of the reindeers waiting outside and to keep up their energy for the long flight we like to sprinkle some magical reindeer food for them to feast upon.
The kids love to make this super cute wildlife friendly reindeer food, and here’s how you can make yours to..
What you will need..
*Hessian or fabric to wrap your food in (we bought some Santa sacks in the pound store to cut up!)
*Rolled oats & leaves to make the reindeer food
*Pom Poms for the reindeer noses
*Ribbon to tie
Our first job was to make the reindeer food, we used a craft punch to punch some colourful dried out autumn leaves and petals…How pretty do they look!We then mixed this with our oats, you could add some edible glitter if you fancied but please do not add normal glitter as this can be harmful to wildlife if sprinkled outside.Then we cut some squares of our hessian and placed a few large scoops of our reindeer food into a sandwich bag..Lastly we bundled up the hessian around our reindeer food, tied with our ribbon and used our strong glue to attach our eyes and reindeer nose.
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How fab do they look, you could either make these for yourselves as a Christmas activity, make them as gifts for a friend or how about making them to raise some funds at you school christmas fayre!
Do take a peek at our other Festive Ideas!!
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But most of all remember that whatever you do during the festive period it’s really about the time spent together, with the ones you love and the best gift you can give this Christmas is the gift of time…