How to make Magic Reindeer Dust (option for non christmas celebrating kids too)

Today – A recipe for anyone wanting to know how to make reindeer dust along with a reindeer dust poem to read while you sprinkle.

How to make Reindeer Dust, magic reindeer dust poem

How to make Reindeer Dust

  • 2 cups oats
  • 1/2 cup red decorator sugar  ( or just add food colouring to a bit of sugar
  • 1/2 cup green decorator sugar (or just add food colouring to a bit of sugar)
  • Small bags
  • Red and green curling ribbon

Glitter can be added if you don’t have much local wildlife and if you are really green you may want to use little baby jars to store the dust in. Totally up to you. The idea is it lights the way for the reindeer and gives them a little back on Christmas Eve. children love to sprinkle this outside on Christmas Eve. Be sure to attach the following poem and have a little read out loud before the sprinkling.

Magic Reindeer Dust Poem

Sprinkle on the ground at night
The moon will make it sparkle bright
As Santa’s reindeer fly and roam
This will guide them to your home.


or if you don’t celebrate Christmas but want to be festive how about this:


Winter Rabbit Poem

Sprinkle on the ground at night
The moon will make it sparkle bright
Winter Rabbits hop and roam,
This will guide them to your home.

If you really want to get into this you may want to make a sachet for all visiting kids too (you may not though!)

You could infact add some jokes instead if you liked…that might make Rudolph happy here are my


5 best reindeer jokes

Which of Santa’s reindeer has bad manners? “Rude”-olph!

Why is Prancer always wet? Because he’s a “rain”-deer!

What do reindeer hang on their Christmas trees? “Horn”-aments!

How does Rudolph know when Christmas is coming?   He looks at his calen-“deer”!

What did the reindeer say when he saw an elf?  Nothing, reindeer can’t talk.



More DIY Christmas ideas

I hope you have found this little post on How to make Reindeer Dust useful. Don’t forget to check out our other Thrifty Christmas posts for more fun ideas for all the family this Christmas and do pop on over to Family Budgeting to see how to make snowman bath bombs

Oh and DO pop to thrifty Home where you can find  25 simple DIY advent calendar ideas



So there you go now you know how to make magicreindeer dust. Do let yus know how you got on!




  1. Whimsical Wife
    December 2, 2010 / 12:44 pm

    Awww we make reindeer dust too πŸ™‚

  2. Adele
    December 3, 2010 / 2:41 pm

    We love making reindeer food its great to sprinkle on Christmas eve and adds to the magic.
    We are running a craft comp if u are interested

  3. Beckickles
    December 3, 2010 / 11:24 pm

    I’m definitely doing this with Kidder this year. Anything to add to the magic. Fab idea xx

  4. December 8, 2010 / 5:15 pm

    We make reindeer dust as well, such a great thing to do xx

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