Origami Saint Nicholas

by Leyla Torres, Origami Spirit
Origami St Nicholas with white horse
© Leyla Torres, Origami Spirit
Used by permission

Here are video step-by-step instructions for making a sweet little origami Saint Nicholas. Instructions are in English, with Spanish subtitles.


  • Origami paper is colored on one side, white on the reverse
  • 1 6-inch square red origami paper (use a larger square to make a larger Saint Nicholas)
  • 1 6-inch square gold metallic origami paper (or larger for larger Saint Nicholas)
  • Bamboo folding tool or bone folder, optional

A sticker or cut-out cross could be added, if desired

Video from Origami Spirit, used by permission

From Origami Spirit, click for more tips for making Saint Nicholas, including instructions for using a wet-folding technique with watercolor paper. There is also a link to the book that has the horse directions.

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