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The Little Lilypad is a lifestyle blog mostly written by a mum to two beautiful, cheeky and entertaining daughters. It is sometimes written by the Man on the Pad or our baby bloggers and occasionally we accept guest posts. There is frequently talk of shoes and clothing (we love fashion and savvy shopping), chocolate (who doesn't love chocolate) education and swimming (we love this too). It is hopefully helpful, sometimes funny and always honest.

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On the fourth day of Christmas my true love gave to me ....

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..... a brilliant guest post from Mary Key (I love how these surnames rhyme).

I hadn't heard of this wonderful Christmas tradition until about 3 years ago, and I regret that I never had the chance to do with my children when they were little, so you lot have to do it for me and spread the love and joy that little ones have on the "Night before Christmas!"
 
Everyone leaves a glass of something for Santa and a carrot for Rudolph, but what about the others? They get left out and that's just not fair!
 
So a nice quick and easy craft project if you like, or a treat left by your Elf on the Shelf if you have, is to make reindeer food!
 
A simple combination of bird seed or porridge oats and glitter or confetti mixed together will make your Christmas eve sparkle.
 
If you are concerned about wildlife eating the glitter you can use the biodegradable stuff or even coloured sugar (which is easy to do in an old jam jar add a couple of drops of food colouring to half a jar of white sugar and shake hard for a few minutes. - leave over night for the sugar to absorb all the colour and then mix with your food/oats)
 
reindeer
 
And then before they go to bed on Christmas eve they can go out in the garden and scatter the food with a poem.....
 
Sprinkle on the lawn tonight
The moon will make it sparkle bright
As Santas reindeer fly and roam
This will guide them to your home
 
 
And if you're lucky enough to have snow - the sparkle and the magic is even better! 
 
Merry Christmas everyone and a safe and happy new year 
 
From the Keynko collective x x x x 

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  1. How brilliant! Am definitely going to try this with the toddler this year!

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  2. What a cute idea, I think we might have to try it out this year... xx

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  3. My boys absolutely love this - unfortunately it was a bit wet one year and the reindeer didn't eat it all lol.

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  4. LOVE this, we did it for the first time last year and this year it will be repeated too

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  5. We do this every year and it's so much fun x x

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  6. Ah lovely idea!

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  7. Aaah so important to think of everyone, isn't it?!

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  8. Ooh I love finding new ways to add extra magic on christmas eve!

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  9. Like you, Mary, my boy is now much older. I see all these fantastic Christmas crafts via blogs now and they are years too late for me!

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