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How to Make Reindeer Poop

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A Christmas Gag Kids Will Love

Candy reindeer poop is a fun and incredibly easy Christmas project for elementary school kids to make at home. Adults may not be wild about the idea of making reindeer poop, but kids love it! It's fast, fun and will make everyone smile. Here's the easy recipe that will help you make your own reindeer poop!

(Image of Reindeer Poop Poem provided by by Printable Santa

3 Things to Know About Reindeer Poop

  1. Relax, it's just candy!
  2. It's a gag gift, so, come on, let's see a smile! :-)
  3. No reindeer were harmed in the making of this product!

    In addition, you should also know that reindeer poop goes quite well with snowman soup.

Reindeer Poop is a Song, Too!

Reindeer Poop Recipe

It's so simple, even a five-year-old can do it! (And that's about the age that really enjoys it!)

Ok, parents, so it's Christmas time again and you need a quick, fun and very easy craft for the kiddies. Let's make reindeer poop! I know, I know - it sounds disgusting, and no adult in their self-respecting mind would stoop to something so childish, but, hey, Christmas IS for kids, right? So here's your recipe:

1 Package of malted milk balls, Milk Duds, or other chocolate candy

1 plastic baggie

1 reindeer poop poem (see below)

Take the package of candy and pour into the bag. Seal the bag. Print the poem and attach it to the bag. (See? Didn't I tell you this would be easy?)

If you really want to make it more difficult, you can use this reindeer poop recipe to bake some treats rather than using packaged candy.

Without the poem, all you've got is a bag of chocolate candy. Add the poem and voila! instant reindeer poop! (Remember when you were a kid and all it took was a little imagination to turn the most mundane objects into something fantastical?) So here's the magic printable poem that will turn your candy into something unmentionable and put a smile on your child's face. You can get your own free printable bag topper at Letters to Kids from The bag topper has a picture of reindeer on one side and this poem on the other:

I woke with such a fright when I heard Santa call...

"Now dash away, dash away, dash away all!"

I ran to the lawn and in the snowy white drifts,

those nasty reindeer had left "little gifts."

I got an old shovel and started to scoop

neat little piles of reindeer poop!

But to throw them away seemed such a waste,

so I saved them, thinking-you might like a taste!

As I finished my task, which took quite awhile,

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Old Santa passed by and he sheepishly smiled.

And I heard him exclaim as he sped off in the sky...

"Well they're not potty trained, but at least they can fly!"

Or You Could Buy a Reindeer Pie

Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer Recordable Story Book

Recordable books help you create great memories about Santa's favorite reindeer

If you can't be with your grandkids, nieces, nephews or other special children in your life during the holidays, these recordable books for children are a great way to "be there."

You simply read and record the story, and then the child can hear your voice when they play it back. It's also a great way to create lasting memories for your own children.

Goes great with a gift of reindeer poop!


More Reindeer Poop Poems

There are several variations of the reindeer poop poem on the web, so if you don't like the one above, here are alternates you can use.

Christmas is coming

along with Santa's reindeer.

Listen closely on Christmas Eve

and maybe you'll hear.

While Santa leaves gifts

tied with ribbons and bows

the reindeer leave droppings

in neat little rows.

Santa checked his list not once, but twice

and found you've been naughty, and not very nice.

Since coal is expensive, here's the scoop -

he's filled your stocking with reindeer poop!

I heard you've been naughty,

so here's the scoop.

All you get for Christmas this year

is reindeer poop.

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poetryman6969 on May 15, 2015:

Personally I prefer unicorn poop but to each his own!

adammuller003 lm on June 14, 2013:

Oh. My. God. You courageous and hilarious soul! I love your lens. I clicked it solely on your title, and would've squid-liked it no matter what it was about! Such a great way to present the lens!

myspace9 on December 15, 2012:

Great lens.

xtianfriborg13 on December 13, 2012:


Gregory Moore from Louisville, KY on October 17, 2012:

You bet it did! I have a third grade boy, and he will go nuts over this. This is a popular topic at his age and is sure to get a rise out of him. I think this would be a great project for us to work on together.

fluffywings on October 16, 2012:

Awww this is great. I may grow old but I'll never grow up!

Rose Jones on December 28, 2011:

Love this kind of stuff, immature I guess. :) But I stay happy, however I can.

Yvonne L B from Covington, LA on December 15, 2011:

Cute and fun! Blessed by the farmyard angel who doesn't mind a little poop!

Sheila from Omaha, NE on December 13, 2011:

Such a fun lens! Blessed today by a Squid Angel on a holiday quest! Your lens has been submitted to our little contest as one of the best I've found!

Tony Payne from Southampton, UK on December 12, 2011:

That is a really fun idea Lisa and a great lens. Love the poem, blessed.

norma-holt on November 30, 2011:

What a great thing to do. Fun lens.

savenlives on November 15, 2011:

love it, I can't wait to do this with my students!!

blessedmomto7 on December 27, 2010:

What fun. My kids will love this. Even after Christmas!

lilymom24 on December 22, 2010:

We're going out shopping tomorrow so maybe I'll add some "Reindeer Poop" to my grocery list for the kids stockings. lol. How funny...they'll love it!. =)

4got10 on December 09, 2010:

I remember I used to have a pooping reindeer when I was a kid. Brought back good childhood memories =D

TheCountrySignS on December 07, 2010:

Cute, cute, cute, I love this....My Son is going to laugh for a week when I show him this. Thanks!

KimGiancaterino on December 04, 2010:

Ho ho ho ... I will have to do this for my nieces and nephews!

xiaohuaz lm on November 25, 2010:

Ewww!!! But you're right, my kid will love this:)

JenC on October 21, 2010:

loved this - very amusing!

Teddi14 LM on December 21, 2009:

What a fun lens and project. Kids love it...absolutely. I have a 7.5 year old that would think it is great. Thanks for sharing. 5 *'s

anonymous on December 20, 2009:

This is has had me laughing like crazy, kids would love it.

Blessed by an angle! ~ Merry Christmas!!!

funkystarfish851 on December 15, 2009:

cool lens, really fab idea!

tarodoug on December 09, 2009:

Cute idea! Could use that instead of Santa's coal for a change lol

Happy holidays!

lasertek lm on December 06, 2009:

Nice! Me and my kids made Reindeer poops yesterday. We had so much fun! Indeed, kids love making this activity. But I must say that I enjoyed the experience as well.

Thanks for making us smile. Hope you could visit my lenses as well.

RCflyer LM on December 05, 2009:

I am laughing myself silly here. I am so making Reindeer poop.

ryanwinch on May 24, 2009:

I got one of these for Christmas!


anonymous on February 23, 2009:

Absolutely, this was just too funeeeeee, thanks! - Kathy

dustytoes on February 19, 2009:

So cute...lensrolling to my "Books for Boys" lens since boys especially like poopy stuff..

MargoPArrowsmith on February 06, 2009:

I am saving this for my grandson's cousins, who are buddies of mine, they will be old enough to enjoy it. It goes to Margo Squidoo Library lens Main Branch, for future reference. *****

MargoPArrowsmith on February 06, 2009:

I am saving this for my grandson's cousins, who are buddies of mine, they will be old enough to enjoy it. It goes to Margo Squidoo Library lens Main Branch, for future reference. *****

The Party Animal from Partytown USA on January 01, 2009:

Yahoo you are a winner in The Squidoo Home for The Holidays Lens Contest So Go Grab your badge.

Winter52 LM on December 25, 2008:

It's Christmas morning as I sit reading about Reindeer Poop... very fitting lol... great way to start the morning. :)

acuares on December 14, 2008:

It really made me smile! What a fun way to think about poops. Another great Christmas craft ideas to add to my list. Thanks!

LisaDH (author) on December 04, 2008:

[in reply to olivia_b] Hi Olivia. Thanks for accepting me in the group. It looks like the URL in your post, so here it is for those who want to join:

We Have Way More Fun!

TraceyM2 on November 24, 2008:

Uggh poop and recipe in the one sentence ... great lens :)

Tigga on November 22, 2008:

Great Lisa. I'm going to feature it for the next month on my Rocking Horse site.

It's not really related but it's Christmas!

tdove on November 15, 2008:

Thanks for joining G Rated Lense Factory!

olivia_b on November 08, 2008:

Hello Lisa! Thank you for joining my We Have Way More Fun! group and taking the challenge. Your lens is so much fun! 5 stars!

Stephanie from DeFuniak Springs on October 13, 2008:

Nice lens you got here! 5* I too, have seen the snowman poo but never the reindeer! Very cute@

By the way, if you haven't already you should enter this into The Squidoo Lens Contest

The Party Animal from Partytown USA on October 13, 2008:

Love it - now how about some Snowman Poop - you know mini marshmallows - now get to work!!!

I give you 5 pooped stars - lol

The Party Animal from Partytown USA on October 13, 2008:

Love it - now how about some Snowman Poop - you know mini marshmallows - now get to work!!!

I give you 5 pooped stars - lol

blue22d on October 08, 2008:

Thanks for this lens. After the debates between Obama and McCain, I needed a good laugh (speaking of poop). Five stars and lensroll to you.

Wendy Henderson from PA on October 02, 2008:

My son would get a kick out of this. Very Cute. ~Wendy

Wendy Henderson from PA on October 02, 2008:

My son would get a kick out of this. Very Cute. ~Wendy

Mortira on September 27, 2008:

I love fun gifts like these! I once got a coffee mug with cocoa and some snowman poop in it. 'Twas delicious! 5 stars and a 'roll!

boutiqueshops on September 24, 2008:

So cool! Hey, I'm an adult and I love Reindeer Poop! Ok, it's a thin disguise for my addiction to malted milk balls, I admit it!

Barkely on August 30, 2008:

LOL, my son will so love this, he loves anything that has to do with a bathroom word:P Thank for adding this lens to the Fun For Kids Group.

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