Over the years we have both made & received reindeer food. Many of the reindeer food gifts we have received contained items like glitter, etc. in the mix. So, I morphed the concept into our own concoction to share that is both festive & eco-friendly to any critters that might partake once it’s been dusted outside to attract Santa’s Reindeer for a visit. You can grab my Reindeer Food Recipe by clicking here. In addition to making this fun combo, we also created an affordable Reindeer Food Holder Craft that was perfect for family fun & a great way to share this festive treat with friends. Making the Reindeer Food Holder Craft & filling it with the Reindeer Food has made a wonderful classroom gift or just the right share with family friends. It also has provided a fun way to sprinkle out reindeer food on Christmas Eve.
Reindeer Food Holder Craft Supplies Needed:
Black poster board or card stock
Large Paper Bag
Red Duct Tape
1. Cut one rectangular side of the bag away from the rest of the bag & lay it on a flat surface.
2. Cut out a curved triangular shape like below (the sides equal 8 inches in length and then slightly curve/arc the top).
3. Using a black marker, add eyes towards the top of the arc. Note: The point will end up being the nose of the reindeer. You can also use the craft wiggly eyes if desired by attaching them with crafting glue.
4. Roll the triangular piece of paper and staple it to create a cone shape.
5. Add a piece of red duct tape around the point to create a rudolph nose affect.
6. Cut two antlers out of the black card stock or poster board by creating a large ‘Y’ that is 1 1/2 – 2 inches thick.
7. Cut out a handle form the black card stock or poster board that is approximately 10 – 12 inches long & 1 1/2 – 2 inches thick.
8. Staple the antlers and handle in place.
9. Fill the reindeer holder with reindeer food. We actually wrap the reindeer food in a cellophane goody bag and tie it off with holiday colored ribbon before putting it in the holder and then open it & pour it into the holder on Christmas Eve before sprinkling it outside for Santa’s Reindeer.