by Gertrud Mueller Nelson
These wonderful St. Nicholas figures have been generously shared by the author of To Dance With God.
Two bright, colorful designs
More cylindrical version
To make St. Nicholas figures
- Print PDF (below) on photo paper, bright white cardstock or regular bright white paper.
Use photo paper for best jewel-tone color and heavier stock for sturdier figure
- Cut out figure, snipping where indicated by light white dotted lines.
- Fold feet forward.
- Fold red tabs to the back;
For a more cylindrical figure, use Design 2; overlap the tabs in the back; paper clip, glue, or staple together (paper clip allows storing flat for future use)
Press lightly so he is a wider oval shape
- Lightly fold bag forward so it shows from the front.
- Stand up and enjoy!
Design 1 PDF
Design 2 PDF
To Dance With God: Family Ritual and Community Celebration by Gertrud Mueller Nelson. Copyright © 1986 Paulist Press.
This classic book has good background for developing Nicholas and other traditions and a nice re-telling of four St. Nicholas legends with suggestions for creating plays. Purchase from amazon.com, amazon.ca or amazon.uk.