I’m always trying to figure out how to add more Saint feast day celebrations to our Advent season, and I’m so excited to be releasing these little guys today!
These are Advent Saint ornaments that you can download, print, and assemble yourself! The download includes all the Saints in both black and white (so you can color them yourself) or already in full color with watercolor paints (so you don’t have to color them if you don’t wan to). You choose what you print! 🙂
This project was a joint effort! I commissioned my sister-in-law to draw these, and I painted them with watercolors. Aren’t they great? This is what happens when you hire a former engineer to draw coloring pages. 😉
By the way, the 3 kings spin in a way that it changes their clothes and head as they turn around. My kids love this one!
This is not a craft for preschoolers. I also have several of these Saints available also in my alphabet Saint collection that are much easier for little hands, so direct your little ones that way.
This is a good craft for children ages 6+. Parents will probably have to help with some cutting and assembling. It takes about 20 minutes to cut and assemble these little guys- you choose how much time you want to spend coloring them. 🙂
These little guys have legs that dangle down like the dinger of a bell. They’re specially designed to hand from the same string your ornament hangs from to make it easier for you.
What’s great about this craft is that is lasts the length of Advent! Just do the Saints one at a time, and hang your adorable ornaments.
These were specially designed for one sided printing, so no feeding paper through the printer more than once! Yay!
The following Saints are included in this pack: (you can click some of these to see more pictures, ideas for embellishing, and the process of assembling)
- St. Nicholas
- St. Lucy (Lucia)
- Star Boy (to go with St. Lucy)
- St. Juan Diego
- Our Lady Of Guadalupe
- St. Francis (with a nativity)
- St. Anne (for Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception feast day)
- St. Barbara
- St. Andrew (with his Christmas novena)
- St. John of the Cross
- 3 Kings
- The Holy Family in a manger
This set of Saints was especially chosen to be a companion to my The Advent Christmas Planner, so if you’re wondering why these certain Saints were chosen, that’s why. 🙂
You can purchase all 12 Advent Saints now in black and white AND in full color for just $5! When you purchase, you will be sent an email with the download. The link expires after 5 attempts, so save this to your own computer! You won’t be able to access the file more than 5 times. Also, you probably can’t open this on your phone, so don’t click it from there 5 times in a row. If you have trouble, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Because my readers are so amazing and so honest, I get a lot of emails wondering how they’re allowed to use my downloads. I just got an email from a mom who wanted to use this download with her kindergarten class at a Catholic school, with her own kids, and at a Little Flowers meeting. She wanted to know how many times she needed to purchase the download. The answer? Just one time! My rule of thumb is, if they’re coming out of your own printer and you’re there when the kids are making them, you’re in the clear. If you start emailing the file to your friends/whoever to print and do when you’re not around, that’s what I ask you not to do. Each family needs to purchase their own download. Thanks for understanding. 🙂
If you don’t put their legs on, they can stand up on the table like so. Someone on facebook already pointed out that they would be adorable around an Advent wreath, and I think she’s right!
For the feast of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, we basically made my coloring page into a 3 D ornament craft. I love how little Mary is actually inside of St. Anne’s tummy! I cannot tell you how charmed my children were with this detail. 🙂
You and your children are sure to be charmed by the details of these adorable Advent Saints.
I hope they bless the homes of every family that takes them in this season. Thank you, Catholic Icing readers, for being such loyal and dedicated supporters of this site. It is your dedication that makes it possible for me to put this kind of time, energy, and resources into projects like this. I love having these resourcesavailable for my kids, too, and I couldn’t do it without you. <3