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Reindeer food!

edited 22 December 2009 at 4:51PM in It's Gone, but was it any good?
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mookiemookie Forumite
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edited 22 December 2009 at 4:51PM in It's Gone, but was it any good?
I have just made my kids some reindeer food to put out on christmas eve, all you need is
* value brand porridge oats
* edible glitter, sparkles or hundreds & thousands

Mix it up in a pot or food bag and sprinkle on the lawn for Santa's reindeers to find their way to your garden. :D

Was about to post and I looked it up and found these cute little tags you can print for free to attach to your food packs.
http://www.youthonline.ca/christmas/crafts/reindeerfood3.html
http://www.youthonline.ca/christmas/crafts/reindeerfood2.html

Kids will love it.

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  • Love this idea - my 2 year old will love chucking porridge all over Nanny's lawn!
  • emweaveremweaver Forumite
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    co-op sell reindeer food for £1
    Wins so far this year: Mum to be bath set, follow me Domino Dog, Vital baby feeding set, Spiderman goody bag, free pack of Kiplings cakes, £15 love to shop voucher, HTC Desire, Olive oil cooking spray, Original Source Strawberry Shower Gel, Garnier skin care hamper, Marc Jacobs fragrance.
  • Did you know, reindeer actually eat mostly lichens, algae and fungus!

    It may be obvious to everyone else but I kinda just assumed as they're a hoofed animal they'd eat hay or grass like horses or cows.
  • mookiemookie Forumite
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    emweaver wrote: »
    co-op sell reindeer food for £1

    tesco value porridge oats are about 42p, I got 6 pots of glitter for 99p and have made up pots for my neice & nephew too, still lots of porridge left to eat and glitter for craft :money:
    Did you know, reindeer actually eat mostly lichens, algae and fungus!

    It may be obvious to everyone else but I kinda just assumed as they're a hoofed animal they'd eat hay or grass like horses or cows.

    Santas reindeers eat magic sparkly food it helps them fly :p
  • Kayte_2Kayte_2 Forumite
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    I paid 50p for a bag at my daughters nursery the other week :rotfl: least I know I can throw it out and not worry if the chickens eat it lol
  • alm721alm721 Forumite
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    Last time I did this my dd got upset and panicked incase rudolf ate the glitter by mistake and got sick. I remember her trying to pick the glitter back up off the floor just in case!
  • kayte wrote: »
    I paid 50p for a bag at my daughters nursery the other week :rotfl: least I know I can throw it out and not worry if the chickens eat it lol
    Ooh, the robbing bar stools! Ours gave us some free! By the way would this thread be better in Old Style or maybe Freebies? Just wondered :) thanks OP, might have to do this, kids will love it.
    I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick @ss.... and I'm all out of bubblegum.
  • lucyhopelucyhope Forumite
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    I don't want to be a killjoy but you ought to be using edible glitter, the other stuff can poison animals. ( You don't want to be responsible for Rudolph's demise!)
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    lucyhope wrote: »
    I don't want to be a killjoy but you ought to be using edible glitter, the other stuff can poison animals. ( You don't want to be responsible for Rudolph's demise!)

    Agreed, remember and small mammals will probably eat the oats so use edible glitter please - and check that it won't hurt animals first (chocolate can kill dogs!)!

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  • Don't do what we did and put it all up the back steps, to show them the way!! As it was wet out, for a week later we were getting poridgy-glittery paste trailed in all over the carpet!! Ha Ha!!!
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