ST. NICHOLAS’ DAY (December 6)

Here’s a merry little celebration for St. Nicholas’ Day, featuring a whimsical mountain goat, speculaas cookies, a bowl of oranges, presents, and, of course, a snow-covered tree!

INSTRUCTIONS

(Please make sure that adults only are using scissors or x-acto knives, and that kiddos are using safety scissors if they are doing the cutting!)

  1. Click on image and download. By downloading, you agree that I maintain the copyright to these images, and that you will not re-sell them or re-post them elsewhere.
  2. Print on card stock.
  3. Cut out each image, cutting around the base for each. Cut out garlands.
  4. Fold bases. If the cut-outs tend to tip over, just slide a paperclip or two onto the base to weigh it down & make it sturdier.
  5. With an x-acto knife or small scissors, cut a slit on the goat’s basket – just where the top of the basket meets the goodies inside it. You can slide the little gifts into the slit in the basket and have the goat deliver them to the tree!
  6. For the garlands, either cut slits in the tree where you’d like to hang them, or use tape or glue to affix them to the tree.

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ST. LUCY’S DAY (December 13)

Enjoy a light-filled, woodland celebration of St. Lucy – complete with her candlelit crown and a tray of saffron buns & piping hot coffee!

INSTRUCTIONS

(Please make sure that adults only are using scissors or x-acto knives, and that kiddos are using safety scissors if they are doing the cutting!)

  1. Click on image and download. By downloading, you agree that I maintain the copyright to these images, and that you will not re-sell them or re-post them elsewhere.
  2. Cut out each image, cutting around the base for each. Cut out red sash and candle crown.
  3. Fold bases. If the cut-outs tend to tip over, just slide a paperclip or two onto the base to weigh it down & make it sturdier.
  4. With an x-acto knife or small scissors, cut a slit along: the white line on the red sash; the white line on the candle crown; and the dotted line on the tray.
  5. Slide the red sash over the fox’s head to rest on her shoulders; slide the crown atop her head (it fits best with the bottom part of the crown along her forehead, and the top part of the crown behind her head).
  6. The plate of saffron cookies, coffee cup, and kettle can all rest in the tray by unfolding their tabs and sliding the tabs into the slit cut in the tray.

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