A couple of years ago somebody gave me Reindeer Dust (reindeer food) for the boys to put out on Christmas Eve. Basically, it’s just oatmeal, glitter and sequins. The boys were so excited when they sprinkled it outside for the reindeer and they even checked in the morning to make sure that the reindeer had eaten it. Good deal my Husband had gone outside after the boys went to bed and swept it up!
I decided to make some of the Reindeer Dust for the boys to give out at their school Christmas parties this year. It was simple enough to make it but I wanted a cute tag for each bag so I turned to Pinterest, of course. I found a Pin here which explains how to make the Reindeer Dust. I used this Pin for the printable tags.
For this project I used the following:
Resealable plastic bags (I purchased a pack of 100 for about a two dollars or so at the local craft store in the jewelry section)
Card stock for the tags
Red and white striped bakers twine
Single hole puncher
I mixed the oatmeal, glitter and sequins in a bowl. I just sort of estimated how much glitter and sequins I would need. I had either 4 or 6 small pouches of sequin stars (44 cents each) and then I purchased two containers of glitter. I put in all of the sequins and added some glitter and mixed it with a spoon. I ended up adding a bit more glitter but there is no set amount, it’s just how much glitter you like to see in there.
I then put a scoop or two in each bag and sealed the bag closed. I printed off the gift tags, cut them out and hole-punched one corner. I also put a hole punch in each bag in the spot where I wanted to attach the tag. Please be careful when doing this. You need to place the hole in the plastic bag above the seal of the bag. If you put the hole below the seal of the bag your Reindeer Dust will leak out. I then cut a piece of baker’s twine and used it to attach the tag to the bag.
Unfortunately, I cannot seem to find my pictures of this tutorial. If I can find them, I will update this post with them. In the meantime, you can see the reindeer dust in the picture above. It is in the bottom left hand corner of the picture right below the candy cane.
The Reindeer Dust was a huge hit at the class Christmas parties. Before we left for school, however, the boys both made sure that we had enough of our own Reindeer Dust at home so that we could also feed Santa’s reindeer. On Christmas Eve Gabriel sprinkled all of the Reindeer Dust by our front door. We had spent Christmas Eve at my Mom’s house and both boys fell asleep in their new pajamas on the way home. When we arrived home Gabriel woke up a bit and then fought the sleep and woke up completely just so that he could make sure that the Reindeer Dust was sprinkled outside and that Santa had milk and cookies by the fireplace. Poor little Matthew just slept through that part. They were very excited though to see that everything had been eaten by Christmas morning and that Santa had enjoyed his snack!
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