I originally posted this a year ago today but seeing as it’s getting close to the big day, I thought I’d repost it for you 😉
We’ve just made our reindeer dust ready for Christmas Eve. If you are planning to make reindeer dust, please, please don’t use normal glitter as birds and other wildlife might try to eat it and it can make them ill.
The mixture is about as easy as it gets, there’s not really any set measures but I used about a mugful of oats (Tesco Value 42p).
I had some pink cooking glitter left over from Miss Frugal’s Birthday cake so I was just going to use that until Master Frugal declared that there was no way that he was making pink reindeer dust. So for Master Frugal’s mixture I mixed half a mug of sugar with 2 capfuls of blue food colouring and added that to our cupful of oats.
For the pink mix, we added some edible glitter to our mug of oats and mixed it all together. Miss Frugal then added a few hundreds and thousands and some sprinkles before stirring it for about twenty minutes (apparently the more she stirred it the nicer it would taste for the reindeers).
We then spooned the mix into sandwich bags and tied them with some curling ribbon. We wrote out a tag with the reindeer dust poem:
Sprinkle this magical reindeer food on your lawn at night
The moon will make it sparkle bright
As Santa’s reindeer fly and roam
This will guide them to your home
Just before bed on Christmas Eve, we all wrap up and troop outside with our bags of Reindeer dust and we sprinkle it on the path outside the front of the house to make sure that the reindeers know to stop here….