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These free printable reindeer food tags are perfect for a fun activity that you can do with your kids on Christmas Eve. You are going to be making jars of reindeer food that Santa can give to the reindeer to help them fly the sleigh.

This craft is really easy to make and won’t cost you very much. Apart from the glass jars, you might even already have most of the supplies you need at home.

The only other thing you need is the food tags, and I’ve got you covered with these free printable reindeer food tags that you can attach to the jars with ribbon or twine!

Reindeer food tags with food in a jar and red ribbon attaching the tag.

What do you leave for reindeer food?

We are always leaving Christmas cookies out for Santa Clause, but what about the reindeer? They need sustenance too! Flying that sleigh full of Christmas presents is hard work.

To leave the reindeer a treat they will love, make some magic reindeer food which you can leave in little jars for Santa Clause to take back to them.

You can also make reindeer food bags with a Ziploc bag if you don’t have any jars handy. (If you do this, leave all the bags in a bowl for Santa.)

Then, they can eat their treat on the lawn, roof, or wherever else Santa might park his sleigh. Don’t be surprised to find all the reindeer food completely gone on Christmas morning.

What is magic reindeer food made of?

The reindeer food recipe is very simple. The first ingredient is oats. Reindeer love the smell of oats, so make sure your magic food has lots of oats in it.

You will also need red, green, and white sprinkles. Make sure your stir these in well with the oats.

And the final ingredient you need is faux snow because reindeer are from the North Pole and love snow.

Make these reindeer food jars with the printable reindeer food tags and red ribbon.

Can I put glitter in reindeer food?

Of course! Reindeer love glitter and sparkles. This will help Santa’s reindeer fly even higher and faster so that all the other kids can get their Christmas presents too.

How Do You Make Reindeer Food Labels?

It’s really easy to make magic reindeer food tags for your jars of reindeer food, especially with these free printables.

To get the free printable tags, enter your name and email address in the form below and I will email you the downloadable file. You can download this to your computer and then print it out.

If you want the tags to be cut and printed at the same time, then you can use a cutting machine, like a Cricut or Silhouette. Upload the file you downloaded into the cutting machine software, and it will tell you what to do.

You can also use a regular printer and cut the tags out yourself if you don’t own a cutting machine.

Black table with printable reindeer food tags and red ribbon.

What Materials You Need For Your Tags

It’s so easy to make these reindeer food tags using this free printable, and you only need a few materials. Here is what you will need.

You will also need some scissors if you aren’t using a cutting machine, like a Cricut, and a hole punch.

Reindeer food jars with the printable reindeer food tags and red ribbon on black table.

How To Get The Magic Reindeer Food Into The Jars

To get all the ingredients into the jar, you will need to make a funnel with a piece of paper. You can do this by rolling the paper in your hands to make a funnel shape.

Next, stick the tip of the funnel into the opening of the jar.

The top of the funnel will naturally open once you let it go, and this is where you can pour the magic food into.

Reindeer food gift tag tied to the jar with a red ribbon on a black table.

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    What are some other fun Christmas activities you can do with your kids?

    This is a great time of year to do fun activities with your kids. Here are some other crafts you can make with them.

    Reindeer food jars with the printable reindeer food tags and red ribbon on black table.

    Free Printable Reindeer Food Tags

    Prep Time: 5 minutes
    Active Time: 15 minutes
    Total Time: 20 minutes
    Difficulty: Easy

    These free printable reindeer food tags are perfect to go on the little jars that you can fill with magic reindeer food.


    • Paper for funnel
    • 65 lb cardstock for tags
    • faux snow
    • Dried oats
    • Red and green Christmas sprinkles
    • Ribbon or twine of choice
    • Small Glass jars


    • Scissors
    • Hole punch


    1. Gather your supplies. The supplies you need to make your reindeer food tags.
    2. Print out the tags and cut them out. Using the whole punch, punch a hole for the ribbon. Use a hole punch to add a hole for your ribbon on your reindeer food tags.
    3. Create a funnel and add a layer of oats inside the glass jar. Funnel the reindeer food into the jar using a piece of paper. Add oats to your reindeer food jar using your paper funnel.
    4. Next, add in a layer of sprinkles. Add red, green, and white sprinkles into your jar of reindeer food.
    5. Last, add in faux snow and give the glass a shake. Sprinkle faux snow into the jar of reindeer food using your paper funnel.
    6. Tie the ribbon around the neck of the jar to complete. Use red ribbon or twine to tie your reindeer food tags to the jars.

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