Wood Peg Saint Nicholas

Make a small wooden St. Nicholas figure. These are suitable toys for children three and older.

St. Nicholas, Side, front and back
N is for St. Nicholas
Photo: An Alphabet of Saints by Jessica, Shower of Roses


  • Wood peg people
  • Craft acrylic paint in desired colors (paint may be mixed for other shades)
  • Brush
  • Fine-tipped brush for face and other detail
  • Fine tip paint pens for eyes and mouth


  • Use a base coat of white acrylic paint
  • Sketch design with a sharp pencil
  • When painting details, if you don’t like the result, quickly wash off with water and redo
  • Seal, if desired, with a spray seal such as Krylon “Crystal Clear”

Online sources for wooden peg people

  • People Man 7/8 x 2 7/8-inches, $.18 each, The Wood & Shop Inc., Hazelwood, Missouri
  • Little People Dad 2 7/9-inches, $.145; Man 1 1/8 x 3 9/16-inches, $.55 each, Woodworks Ltd.,Haltom City, Texas
  • Man 7/8 x 2 3/8, $.25; Large Man 1 1/8 x 3 9/16-inches, $.95 each, Casey’s Wood Products, Woolwich, Maine

If you’d rather not paint one, peg saints may be purchased. Here are some from Etsy. Click for more.

Peg St. Nicholas
St. Anne’s Pixies
Peg St. Nicholas
Three Jolly Owls
Peg St. Nicholas
St. Luke’s Brush

“N is for Nicholas” from Jessica, An Alphabet of Saints, Shower of Roses. Used by permission.

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