How to make Magic Reindeer Dust & Reindeer Dust Poem

Today – How to make Magic Reindeer Dust & Reindeer Dust Poem

How to make magic Reindeer Dust, reindeer dust poem

Christmas eve traditions

Christmas eve is such an absolutely magical time, isn’t it? Do you have traditions on Christmas eve? In our family, we spend the day at my brother in-laws eating good food and playing games. Then we got to Christingles service with my aunty at her church. After that, we come home and I read the iconic poem The night before Christmas and the children receive a small gift and a new book.

Then we prepare for Santa. My favourite part – we make our Magic Reindeer Dust & Reindeer Dust Poem in advance all ready to go!


How we prepare for Santa

We prepare for Santa by putting together a plate of carrots for Rudolph and a little bowl of water plus a mince pie and glass of milk for Santa. Then we sprinkle our Reindeer Dust and read our reindeer dust poem.

We know how to make magic reindeer dust so we use a batch we have made ourselves and we use the same reindeer dust poem each year

How to make Magic 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


How to make Eco reindeer dust

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.


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.

Isnt that the cuteste reindeer dust poem!


or if you don’t celebrate Christmas but want to be festive and do want to make reindeer dust and have a reindeer dust poem, but differently then how about this:


How to make magic reindeer dust


Winter Rabbit Poem for your reindeer dust 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, in fact, add some jokes instead if you liked…that might make Rudolph happy here are my best reindeer jokes


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.


Reindeer Dust Poem


More DIY Christmas ideas

I hope you have found this little post on How to make Magic Reindeer Dust and the Reindeer Dust poem to be 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


A bespoke reindeer dust poem

You could always write your own reindeer dust poem and include your kid’s names in that reindeer dust poem  – now that would be super cute!

So there you go now you know how to make reindeer dust and you now also know the reindeer dust poem.

Do let us know how you got on!


Have a look at my Rudolph Wordsearch  it is free to download and would make a lovely accompaniment to your reindeer dust poem and sprinkles, you might also like my post on food for reindeer that is wildlife friendly 



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

    Awww we make reindeer dust too šŸ™‚

  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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