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    I want to make a bag of reindeer food for each child to sprinkle on their garden on christmas eve and I have found a poem to go with it, the only problem is I have heard that you are not supposed to put glitter in it as the birds may eat it?

    Is this correct? What can I use instead to make it sparkle? What exactly do you put in your reindeer food?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mummyjo View Post
    I want to make a bag of reindeer food for each child to sprinkle on their garden on christmas eve and I have found a poem to go with it, the only problem is I have heard that you are not supposed to put glitter in it as the birds may eat it?

    Is this correct? What can I use instead to make it sparkle? What exactly do you put in your reindeer food?

    You can buy edible glitter which is used on cakes etc. I think Waitrose/Tesco sell some now but if not google it and you will find laods of online sites that sell it.

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    I used 100s and 1000s. very pretty if not sparkly, kids didn't seem to mind. I had some out of date in the cupboard
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    Thank you. They are great ideas.

    So what else do you put in the mixture?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mummyjo View Post
    Thank you. They are great ideas.

    So what else do you put in the mixture?
    mixed wild bird food - small bits of squashed corn etc - from supermarket, pet shop or probably cheapest in Wilkinsons if you have one nearby
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    I use oats.

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    add some glitter to make it sparkly
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    I make Reindeer Dust.

    Oats
    Glitter
    Salt

    Oats for the birds
    Glitter to make it magic
    Salt to grit the path
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    This is a recipe someone gave me

    half a cup of oats
    half a cup of granulated sugar
    quarter cup of red or green sugar crystals (used in cake decorating)

    Mix together

    This is the poem that goes with it

    On Christmas Eve Santa's reindeers travel miles before the dawn

    So be sure to take this magic food and sprinkle on the lawn,

    The smell of oats and the glitter path will guide them on their way,

    And you'll wake up to Santa's gifts next morn, on Christmas Day.

    Miffy xx
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    Quote Originally Posted by miffy View Post
    This is a recipe someone gave me

    half a cup of oats
    half a cup of granulated sugar
    quarter cup of red or green sugar crystals (used in cake decorating)

    Mix together

    This is the poem that goes with it

    On Christmas Eve Santa's reindeers travel miles before the dawn

    So be sure to take this magic food and sprinkle on the lawn,

    The smell of oats and the glitter path will guide them on their way,

    And you'll wake up to Santa's gifts next morn, on Christmas Day.

    Miffy xx
    Thanks miffy xx

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    This has been in the forum a few times

    Think it was Manjay who put it here last year



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    Thanks for this.

    Just busy getting my christmas activities finalised as as always you lot make it easier.

    Thanks again.
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    thanks a lot for the poem and print out that is fab xx

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    i am just making up the risk assess for this activity. I have listed eating the food, choking on the food, spilt on table or floor but i cannot think of anything else. Have I missed anything

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    I don't RA all my activities! Not enough hours in the day or trees in the woods

    When i was inspected in Sept I got outstanding for my RAs with a 'rarely seen such comprehensive ones'. I hadn't RA one single Craft Activity!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickysmiths View Post
    I don't RA all my activities! Not enough hours in the day or trees in the woods

    When i was inspected in Sept I got outstanding for my RAs with a 'rarely seen such comprehensive ones'. I hadn't RA one single Craft Activity!
    nor do I - most RA are done automatically in my head, life is one big RA!
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    Quote Originally Posted by angeldelight View Post
    This has been in the forum a few times

    Think it was Manjay who put it here last year



    Angel xx
    Thanks Manjay I had this somewhere but couldnt find it xxxx
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    I was inspected Tuesday of last week and I was asked fully risk assess every activity and also get a copy of the RA that every childminding group or S&P group that I attend that the venue will have done on the morning that we attend.

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    I prefer glittery carrots
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ripeberry View Post
    I prefer glittery carrots
    OK... Im gonna ask... how do you do glittery carrots?

 

 
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