Magical Reindeer Dust Recipe

This Magical Reindeer Dust recipe is perfect if you're looking for special holiday ideas to make and give. Magical Reindeer Dust is fun and inexpensive to make. It's the perfect party favor to give to the kids at your holiday party, or to give out to your child's class for the holidays. You can also make it together with your children, as a family craft activity, to give to friends and neighbors. There are several different recipes out there for how to make Reindeer Dust; the following is a favorite, because it is colorful and festive, but also will not harm your neighborhood wildlife.

You will need:

  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup red decorator sugar
  • 1/2 cup green decorator sugar
  • Small bags
  • Red and green curling ribbon

Mix the oats and both sugars together in a medium bowl. Scoop out about ¼ cup of the mixture into each little bag, and tie the top with the red and green ribbon. Attach the following poem, which you can either write out by hand using colorful pens, or print out on your home printer.

Magical Reindeer Dust 
Sprinkle on the lawn at night
The moon will make it sparkle bright
As Santa's reindeer fly and roam
This will guide them to your home

This recipe makes approximately one dozen small bags of Reindeer Dust. You can increase or decrease the recipe to suit your needs. You can also make the packaging a little bit fancier by using empty baby food jars instead of bags. To finish, simply tie a small circle of holiday fabric over the jar lid with ribbon.

Sprinkling Reindeer Dust is a wonderful Christmas Eve tradition to start with your children. A fun addition to leaving cookies out for Santa, they will surely delight in tossing out handfuls of this magical dust and watching as it sparkles in the moonlight, ready to attract the reindeer and guide Santa's sleigh to your home.

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