Wednesday, December 4, 2013

St. Nick

Friday is St. Nicholas' feast day. When children leave their shoes out the night before, St. Nick will stop by and fill them with treats. He leaves children treats at Alfredo's school too. The children usually leave their shoes lined up in the hallway but last year St. Nick's helpers were caught red-handed. This year, I helped St. Nick by making paper shoes. Look how sweet they turned out:

I adapted this pattern by adding a shoe tongue and real ribbon laces. Then I printed the template onto patterned scrapbook paper. Here's the template for my adaptation if you want to make some too.

St. Nick traditionally leaves gold coins, a candy cane and a clementine. We have allergy concerns in the classroom so I used plastic coins instead of chocolate or candy ones. I added a few little gifts like a Christmas pencil and eraser, a ball, and a little pad of paper. I also tucked in a St. Nicholas prayer card. I put all the gifts (except the prayer card and clementine) in a little muslin bag with an ironed-on graphic. I used one of the sticker graphics from here.

Whew! 30 paper shoes, all set to deliver on Friday.  We'll set them out at their desks while they are at mass in the morning.

Happy St. Nicholas Day...December 6!


Julie Clark said...

WOW You are something else!! Great project and great work on getting these treats together for the kids. Best room MOM ever! Julie

NanE said...

What a great idea, love your little shoes! I just mailed
St. Nicholas Day packages to my two girls away at school.

BethBG said...

These are the most adorable things I have ever seen! The kids will be so thrilled with them.

Leslie Blatt said...

LOVE these shoes! and what a fun tradition!

Cherie Wilson said...

Happy!!! XO

Jerusalem Greer said...

Love this! I wish I had known of this tradition when the boys were little. Will be something I do with my grandkids (Lord willing!)

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