Easy Cut-and-Paste St. Nicholas

This is a nice, easy cutting project for preschoolers through second grade. These Saint Nicholases may decorate a window or classroom. Make him as a full figure, or just face with beard and miter. Face may be beige or tan instead of pink.

St. Nicholas figure
St. Nicholas face and miter


  • Pink or tan, white, red, and yellow cover or cardstock
  • 12 x 18-inch construction paper to match miter, for full figure only
  • Blue cover or cardstock, optional
  • Each face requires tan or pink face, red miter & nose, white beard & hair, and yellow cross. Blue eyes may be printed on blue stock or on white stock and colored.


  • Printer or copier to reproduce pattern pieces on cover or cardstock
  • Paper cutter
  • Scissors
  • Blue marker for eyes, if needed
  • Permanent dry roll-on adhesive, or other paste or glue


  1. Print pattern pieces: one red and white sheet for each face; the yellow sheets have two pattern pieces; if just making faces, use separate PDF page with 2 face patterns, not the one with both face and hands;
  2. Use paper cutter to easily cut tan/pink and yellow pieces apart; if using printed blue eyes, cut sheet apart making pairs;
  3. Make a packet with the four pattern pieces for each child;
  4. Children cut out all pattern pieces;
  5. Color eyes blue and cut out, if not using eyes printed on blue stock;
  6. Paste tan or pink face at top of white beard piece;
  7. Paste miter on top of pink face;
  8. Paste nose, hair and cross in place.
  1. Round corners of 12 x 18-inch piece of construction paper;
  2. Position head on body piece, glue;
  3. Glue circles for hands in place.
Click for PDF pattern
Click for PDF pattern
Click for PDF pattern
Click for PDF pattern
Click for PDF pattern
For faces only use this PDF instead of page 1 above

Easy Cut-and-Paste St. Nicholas adapted from design by Stephanie Cook, a first grade teacher in a Catholic school in Kansas, myfirstgradespot.blogspot. Used by permission.

Copyright © 2013 St. Nicholas Center
Patterns may be printed for use with non-profit groups making art and craft projects. For all other uses, please request permission from info@stnicholascenter.org. Thank you.

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