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17-12-2008, 03:58 PM
don't know if this is listed anywhere ...

we have just made reindeer dust for christmas! i usually make it much closer to christmas, but most of mine finish today or tomorrow!

in a bowl mix a large spoonful of oats and a small spoonful of glitter!

then put in a bag/jar/tub with a label saying ' sprinkle on the ground on christmas eve, the reindeer will smell the oats and the glitter will twinkle in the moonlight, guiding father christmas to your house '

one year i made it as gifts for the children, and since then we make a big batch every year, and have fun spooning it into jars to take home!

have fun

loocyloo xxx

17-12-2008, 04:23 PM
yep we do reindeer dust too!

miss mopple
17-12-2008, 06:30 PM
We do it too (I have a different poem), but I use crystal food sprinkles instead of glitter as its better for the wildlife :D

17-12-2008, 07:41 PM
thanks fopr this reminder
and that extra recipe mrs mopples
i bought some oats today and was going to make it tomorrow but i will use rainbow food strands 100 and 1000s instead of glitter

17-12-2008, 07:43 PM
We do it too (I have a different poem), but I use crystal food sprinkles instead of glitter as its better for the wildlife :D

Yes we have done this too!! :D

18-12-2008, 01:12 PM
Thank you for this idea. I have bought it in the past for my own children but this is so much more fun. Although my nearly 2yr old mindee was not very impressed she wanted to eat the oats and has had a tantrum over it, lol!

21-12-2008, 04:22 PM
Has anyone got a poem I can put with the reindeet dust?

21-12-2008, 04:28 PM
Cancel that request I have found a really nice one

21-12-2008, 06:24 PM
yes we do this but call it reindeer food
Netty xxx

21-12-2008, 06:38 PM
We made this with the children at our Christmas party on Friday and put it in a little gift bag for them to take home. We added rice crispies to the oats and used blue sugar for the 'sparkle'.

21-12-2008, 06:54 PM
we made this on thursday
the kids enjoyed it but didn't really understand what i was trying to get them to make
and one mum said oh great and what's wrong with a mince pie now

21-12-2008, 06:56 PM
I planned to make this tomorrow but mindee mum just texted and lo may have chicken pox :panic: my 2 havent had it yet - lets just see what tomorrow brings

21-12-2008, 07:02 PM
How can I have been a childminder so long and never heard of reindeer dust? :blush:

Guess what we're making tomorrow? ;)

21-12-2008, 07:48 PM
Yep - we made it as well. All of the kids love it, and so do mine!


11-05-2009, 08:05 AM
I had never heard about reindeer dust before. I Sounds really poetic and fun for a messy christmas:laughing: :laughing:

I give you here an activity i do with kids about reindeer :
http://img5.hostingpics.net/pics/524970renne_taissia.jpg (http://www.hostingpics.net/viewer.php?id=524970renne_taissia.jpg)

you can do it with finger paint, deux hand prints for the ears and one footprint for the face .