If you’re looking for a quick and easy Christmas project for kids, look no further than reindeer poop. Though it may sound disgusting, “reindeer poop” is actually just candy that is magically transformed into something fun and hilarious by a simple poem. And it’s easy!! To set the mood, you may want to download the song “Reindeer Poop” by Marmalade Sky, which is available from Amazon (listen to the sample above) and has lyrics kids are sure to love such as, “So I took a taste of that reindeer stuff, the Poop that makes you go mmmmmm.”

Now that you’ve set the mood, here’s your easy reindeer poop recipe:

Reindeer Poop 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 following poem and attach it to the bag. That’s it!

Reindeer Poop Poem
Santa’s got a special gift
He’s bringing just for you.
Just a little something extra,
And it comes from Rudolph, too!

He knows that you’ve been naughty
Instead of being nice.
Once again you’re on the bad list
And he’s checked it over twice.

Santa hopes this little poem
Doesn’t throw you for a loop.
All you’re getting this year
Is a bunch of reindeer poop!

If you want to draw out the process a little more and turn it into a cooking project with your kids, you can head to the kitchen to create a homemade reindeer poop recipe rather than using packaged candy.

For a printed version of a different reindeer poop poem, see How to Make Reindeer Poop on Squidoo.