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A Potpourri of St. Nicholas Projects

The patterns and instructions for most of these projects are in easy-to-print PDF files.

To print patterns:
• Click on a picture below, then click the Adobe printicon:Print Icon
• If you have trouble downloading the file, right-click on the image below and choose "Save target as..." to save it. Then open the PDF with Adobe Acrobat Reader (free from Adobe's website) Get Adobe Reader and print it following the tips below.

Patterns may be printed for use with non-profit groups making art and craft projects. For all other uses, please request permission from Thank you.

Turn Chocolate Santa into St. Nicholas St. Nicholas Paper Bag Puppet St. Nicholas Cupcake Toppers
St. Nicholas Buttons  Make St. Nicholas Chocolate Coins
Magnets—8 designs
print magnet sheets
Shoes for St. Nicholas
(3 designs)
Wooden Shoes Prayer Card Banners
 St. Nicholas Votive Holders Decorate Candles with Rubber Stamps Decorate Cookies with Rubber Stamps
St. Nicholas Day Promise Card Dress Up As St. Nicholas: patterns for beard, miter, cape & crozier

A quick and simple idea for St. Nicholas Shoes from Maria Manore
Color, cut a slit at the top of the shoe, tape to locker or other surface; add candy cane from St. Nicholas.

By Maria Manore, download PDF from KinderCraze.

The St. Nicholas face decoration, shoes, wooden shoe decoration, mobile, stick ornament and dress-up patterns were designed by B. A. Kissinger* | Copyright © 2002 St. Nicholas Center
May be printed for use with non-profit groups making art and craft projects. For all other uses, please request permission from

Wooden shoes are from Jo Clausen, Aquinas School, Woodbridge, Virginia.

The St. Nicholas Day Promise Card is adapted with permission from TheSaints: 21 Models for Good Living by Francine O'Connor, copyright 2000 Pflaum Publishing Group. Purchase from

Book cover*Barbara Kissinger has a new book, Christmas Past, Pelican Publishing, 2005. Richly illustrated with more than two hundred images from her extensive collection of Christmas memorabilia, the text gives Christmas celebration history and customs from around the world. Purchase from, or

Tips for accurate PDF printing

For Adobe Reader 7.0
In the Adobe Print dialog box, check these boxes: Check these two boxes: Auto-Rotate and Center & Choose Paper Source by PDF page size
For Adobe Reader 8.0
If you are having trouble printing, try clicking on "Advanced" then "Print as Image."

For older versions
In the Adobe Print dialog box, make sure the boxes for Shrink oversized pages to paper size and Expand small pages to paper size are NOT checked. (In some versions the option is Page Scaling: NONE, click to find Fit to pages and Shrink large pages.)

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