Reindeer Food Test Tubes


Are you a crafter who sells your projects at craft fairs? I used to, and they were usually a lot of fun! The nice people you meet, the festive atmosphere; it’s just a lot of work to prepare for them, though. Whether you sell at craft fairs, or just like to gift your projects to friends and family, I have a cute little project for you today – Reindeer Food Test Tubes! These are perfect if you have some of the test tubes left over from previous Paper Pumpkin kits, or from when Stampin’ Up! sold the boxes of them last year.


Okay, I get it – Santa’s reindeer won’t actually eat this food – but it’s a cute idea, and we don’t have to spoil the fun for the little ones! Here’s what the final project looks like.

Reindeer Food Test Tubes

Inside the test tube is a combination of oats and glitter. The idea is that on Christmas eve, your little one will sprinkle this mix on your front lawn, so that Santa’s reindeer will see the sparkle, and know where to land!


These are quick & easy to make! Here’s what to do:

Cardstock or Specialty Designer Series Paper (heavy weight): 2″ x 6″, scored at 1″, 1 1/2″, 4″ and 4 1/2″

After scoring the cardstock, punch the top with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch. Next, use the 3/4″ Circle Punch and punch a circle in the middle of the cardstock, at the 1 1/2″ and 4″ score lines.  Now do valley folds on the 1″ and 4 1/2″ score lines, so that the middle portion of the cardstock sticks up.  It should look like the photo below.

Reindeer Food Test Tubes

Slide your test tube through the 2 punched holes.


To decorate the front, punch circles; one with the 2 1/2″ Circle Punch, and one with the 2″ Circle Punch.  Punch the larger from coordinating cardstock, and the smaller from coordinating DSP. For the ‘reindeer food’ label, I printed out the words onto Whisper White cardstock with my computer, then used the Duet Banner Punch for punching them out.

When I created these, I used DSP that was current at the time, and hand cut the cute reindeer from the DSP. If I were to make them now, I would use the Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set, and stamp the reindeer face in Crumb Cake ink onto Whisper White cardstock. Of course, you’d want to colour his nose red! Then, use the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch to punch the reindeer, and attach it to the circles with either Stampin’ Dimensionals, or Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

For the ribbon, current ribbon that’s available are the 3/8″ Cotton Ribbon in Real Red, the 1/4″ Mini Striped Ribbon in Poppy Parade (both in the Annual catalogue) or the 3/8″ Mixed Satin Ribbon in Real Red (in the Holiday catalogue), for a few options.


Of course, you have to include the proper instructions for enticing Santa’s reindeer to land! Type & print out these instructions on your computer, and attach them to the back of the test tube  holder with either Tear & Tape, or the liquid glue.

Reindeer Food Test Tubes

How cute is that?! As a parent, I loved doing these special activities with my boys when they were little. Keeping the magic alive is part of the joy of Christmas, however you celebrate! Let’s have another look at this cute project.

Reindeer Food Test Tubes


Order your supplies now, so you can get ready for your craft fairs and/or gift giving! We know that we just can’t leave these kinds of things until the last minute – especially if you need to order supplies. To order some of the tools I used to create this project, click on the product images below. While you’re in my online store, you can browse & add your cardstock, designer paper, ribbon and adhesives to your cart as well.

Thanks for spending some time with me today! I hope you have fun creating!


Reindeer Food Treat Tubes

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I've always liked to create things, but I'm not a great artist, or sculptor, or any type of 'traditional' artist - but I love to create! I love the satisfaction of a completed project. Whether a card, painting or other project - as long as it can create a smile, evoke a feeling, or some type of reaction in the recipient. I hope you will enjoy sharing my creations, and occasional ramblings; I'd enjoy having you create with me! :)

2 thoughts on “Reindeer Food Test Tubes

    1. That DSP from last year was so cute, wasn’t it? But I really like this year’s Santa’s workshop paper, too 🙂 Glad you like my little project, Buffy!

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