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Lion with Moveable Head Bible Craft for Sunday School

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Use a brass brad to attach the head pattern to the body pattern on the nose.

Children will enjoy moving the lion's head back and forth.

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Lion Melted Styrofoam Cup Craft for Kids

Lion Cup Craft for KidsWhat you will need:

Two large Styrofoam cups

Acrylic paint

Paint Brushes

Googly eyes

Scissors

Glue

 

How to Make the Lion Melted Styrofoam Cup Craft:

1.  Cut slits about 1/2" apart from the rim of a large styrofoam cup to about 2 1/2 from the bottom of the cup.

2. Preheat your oven to 250 degrees (convection oven works best).  Make sure you turn on your oven vent and you have your windows open because the fumes from the melting cups probably aren't good to breath in. 

3. Place the cut Styrofoam cup, right-side up, on an old cookie sheet. Turn on the oven light so you can see inside the oven. You should see the cup start to melt and the sides curl down in about 15 to 30 seconds or maybe a little longer. As soon as you see the sides start to curl down open the oven door and take out the cup. The cup will not be hot, but be very careful not to touch the sides of the oven. 

4. Use another cup for the body of the lion. Paint both cups and let them dry.

5. To finish glue on googly eyes. The ones on this lion are standing on end. Glue the head to the body.

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Roaring Lion Paper Plate and Bowl Craft for Kids

Roaring Lion Paper Plate and Paper Bowl Craft Kids Can make www.daniellesplace.comWhat you will need:

Two banquet-sized paper plates

One Large Styrofoam Bowl

Scissors

Paint

Construction Paper for the ears

Glue

 

How to Make the Roaring Lion Paper Plate and Bowl Craft:

1. Draw an open mouth with teeth on the bottom of the bowl and cut it out. (A pattern for the mouth is available to members of Danielle's Place.)

2. Cut two round ears and a tail from construction paper. (A pattern for these are available to members.)

3. Cut one quarter off of the large paper plate to make the body.

4. Paint one of the paper plates orange around the outside and pink or red in the middle.

5. When all the pieces are dry cut slits all the way around the edge of the paper plate. Glue the ears to the back of the bowl and then glue the bowl to the orange and pink paper plate.

6. Glue the head to the body plate as shown in the picture. Glue the tail to the body and draw on feet.

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Paper Plate and Bowl Lion Craft for Children

Paper Plate and Bowl Lion Craft Children Can Make www.daniellesplace.comWhat you will need:

Two banquet-sized paper plates

One large Styrofoam Bowl

Scissors

Paint

Construction paper for the ears

Pipe Cleaners

Glue

 

 

How to Make the Lion Paper Plate Craft:

1. Draw the nose and mouth of the lion on the bottom of the bowl.

2. Cut two round ears and a tail from construction paper. (A pattern for these are available to members.)

3. Cut one quarter off of the large paper plate to make the body.

4. Paint one of the paper plates orange around the outside and pink or red in the middle.

5. When all the pieces are dry cut slits all the way around the edge of the paper plate. Glue the ears to the back of the bowl and then glue the bowl to the orange and pink paper plate.

6. Glue the head to the body plate as shown in the picture. Glue the tail to the body and draw on feet.

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Lion Puzzle Piece Craft for Kids

lion Puzzle Piece CraftsWhat you will need:

Puzzle pieces

Blank Puzzles Pieces or Larger Puzzle Pieces

Googly eyes

Acrylic paint

Permanent Markers

Magnet or pin

Glue

 

to Make the Lion Puzzle Piece Craft:

1. Use two puzzle pieces for the face. Glue one on top of the other. Paint the puzzle pieces with acrylic paints and then outline the painted shapes with permanent marker.

2. Cut a face shape and tail from cardstock, paint it and glue it to the puzzle pieces.

3. Use a permanent marker to draw in the mouth, eyes, and other details.

4. Glue a magnet or tape a pin to the back of the pieces to make refrigerator magnets or brooches.

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Lion with Jigsaw Puzzle Piece Mane

Lion with Puzzle Piece Mane Bible CraftWhat you will need:

Puzzle pieces from an old puzzle (the one-inch pieces work well)

Florescent orange spray paint

Newspaper

Drawing paper

Colored pencils

Glue

 

How to Make the Jigsaw Puzzle Pice Lion:

1. Place all the puzzle pieces picture-side down on a piece of newspaper so that no pieces are overlapping.

2. Paint the pieces with spray paint. You will probably have to do at least three coats of paint. Let each coat dry before spraying another coat.

3. Draw a picture of a lion with a large mane. Glue the orange puzzle pieces over the mane. (A pattern for this craft is available to members of Danielle's Place.)

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Flat Cat Craft for Kids

Lion Paper Plate Craft for Kids from www.daniellesplace.comYou can use this cute little cat to play a word game that teaches your children words that rhyme with "cat".  Children will love making their own flat cats to take home and help them learn to read.

What you will need:

Two or three Styrofoam dinner plates or heavy duty paper plate for each cat

One small paper plate, acrylic paint

Glue or staples

Large Paper Clip

Sticky Note Paper or Plain Paper

 

How to Make the Flat Cat Craft:

1. Cut out legs, ears, and a tail from one paper plate or a Styrofoam tray. I cut the feet from around the rim of the paper plate so that they naturally bend down. Try not to have the feet and tail stick out too far.  This makes it harder to spin because the tail and legs keep bumping on things.

2. Glue or staple the legs and tail to the top of one plate. 

3. Cover that paper plate with another paper plate to form the cats body. The plates should be glued or stapled top to top.

4. Fold the small plate in half to form the cats head.  Glue ears to the head at the fold.  Glue the head to the body. 

5. Paint the cat.

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Lion Paper Bag Puppet

 

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What you will need:

Brown paper bags

Orange and tan paper

Glue, scissors, and crayons

 

How to Make the Lion Paper Bag Puppet:

1. Print out the patterns and cut them out or draw a lion's face, mane, mouth, and feet. (A printable pattern is available to members only on The Resource Room.)

2. In class have your children color the patterns and glue them onto the lion as shown in the picture.

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Stuffed Lion Craft for Kids

stuffed lion craft for kids pictureUse this craft goes with the lesson on Daniel and the Lion's Den preschool lesson or the lesson for primary children.

What you will need:

Crayons or markers

Small plastic food baggies (don't have to be zip-lock)

Yellow pompoms (large ones are better) OR you can substitute tissue paper (scrunched up balls)

Yellow and Orange Construction Paper

Stapler, Staples, Glue Ssticks, and Scissors

 

How to Make the Stuffed Lion Craft:

1. Before class print out the lion head pattern and the body pattern.

2. Use the pattern for the mane to cut out of orange construction paper. Cut slits all around the perimeter of mane before gluing the lion's head on top of the mane. Use the patterns to cut arms and legs out of yellow construction paper.

3. In class have the children color and cut out the lion head.

4. Glue the head in the center of the mane (mane should have the long side going horizontal).

5. Cut tiny squares (2" X 2") and scrunch up into little balls - if using tissue paper. Paper tissue paper balls or pompoms into plastic bags. Fold top corners of plastic bags down and staple. Staple top of bags closed. Staple onto the back of head. Staple arms under mane. Staple legs to back of the bottom of bag.

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Lion Face with Noodle Mane Craft for Kids

lion face noodle mane www.daniellesplace.comUse this craft goes with the lesson on Daniel and the Lion's Den preschool children or the lesson for primary children.

What you will need:

Card stock

Crayons

Dry uncooked long curly noodles

Red food dye and rubbing alcohol

 

 How to Make the Lion Face with Noodle Mane Craft:

1. Before class print out the lion head pattern onto card stock and make copies.

2. If you would like the noodles to be orange, place some red food dye in a large Ziplock bag, add about a 1/4 cup of rubbing alcohol, and place the noodle inside.  Lightly shake the bag until the noodles turn orange.  Remove the noodles and place on a paper towel to dry.

3. In class have the children color the lion face and mane and then glue on noodles.

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Daniel and the Lions Picture

Use this craft goes with the lesson on Daniel and the Lion's Den preschool children or the lesson for Primary Children.

daniel and the lions pictureWhat you will need:

Crayons or markers

Black or dark blue construction paper

Scissors and glue sticks

 

How to Make the Daniel and the Lions Picture:

1. This craft can be used as a color sheet or a craft. If you are using it as a color sheet print out just the color sheet pattern. If you are going to use it as a craft print out the lion patterns also.

2. In class have the children color all the pictures.

3. Cut out around the arch shape on the Daniel color sheet page. Glue this picture on construction paper, leaving room for verse at the bottom. Color the verse from the lion patterns page, cut it out, and glue it on top of the picture at the bottom. If you are not using this version of the verse just write the verse on the bottom of the picture. Or write the verse on a separate sheet of paper for the children to glue on.

4. If you are using this activity as a craft you will also need: Yellow, orange, or brown foam or felt (or "fur" fabric) for the lion's manes, also other colors of foam, felt or fabric.

5. Have the children color the parts of the pictures that you won't be cutting out of foam or felt. Cut out around the arch shape on the Daniel color sheet. Cut around Daniel's hands. His hands will be lifted up to fit the lions' manes
underneath when gluing them on. Glue the picture onto construction paper, leaving room for the verse at the bottom. Color the verse from the lion patterns page, cut it out, and then glue it on top of the picture at the bottom. Color an extra lion and Daniel's head covering from the lion pattern page and cut it out (the third lion is optional).

6. Cut loosely around the mane shapes and Daniel's head covering. Use them as patterns to cut out of foam, felt or fabric. Glue all the pieces on, lifting up Daniel's hands before gluing on the mane, gluing on the lions' faces last. Glue on the verse overlapping the Daniel picture. Encourage the children to use their picture to tell the story to their family or friends.

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Scaredy Cat Hand Puppet Craft for Kids

Lion Puppet Craft for Kids www.daniellesplace.comWhat you will need:

Card stock (heavy paper)

Orange Construction Paper or computer paper

Crayons, scissors, glue or tape

 

How to Make the Lion Puppet Craft:

1. Print out the patterns for the top of the head and the jaw onto card stock. (I used a tan color).

2. Before class cut out the patterns and assemble them if you don't have much time in class.

3. Starting with the top of the head (the pattern with the eyes) fold on the fold lines and also make a crease from the top of the nose to the top of the dotted lines as shown in the picture. Glue the smaller trapezoid shape to the center tabs. This will be the roof of the lions mouth. Then bring down the sides of the larger trapezoid and glue over the tabs that have the smaller trapezoid glued to it.

4. To make the jaw, fold in on all the dotted lines except the top fold. The tab should be on the inside. Glue the tabs down to form an envelope shape. Fold the top tab away from the opening in the envelope. Glue the tab onto the inside of the lions head so that the opening of the envelope shape is on the outside. The child should be able to put his fingers in the lines head and his thumb in the lions jaw and open and close the mouth by moving their fingers and thumbs away from each other.

5. In class show the children how to cut long strips of construction paper about 1/2" thick (Or cut them before class). Have them curl the construction paper strips around a pencil or crayon and then glue them to the head. To finish glue the ears on and color the puppet.

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Scaredy Cat - (A Little Lion Learns about Courage)

scardy cat little lion craft pictureChildren learn about how to overcome fear through this make-believe story about a little, scaredy cat lion who meets Daniel in the lion's den. Isaiah 41:10 This lesson was designed for Christian home school use. It will also work great for Christian preschools and Sunday school. It includes worksheets for writing the ABC's in print and cursive, games and activities to reinforce the lesson, Bible verse cards, math games and phonic games, arts and crafts, science project ideas and other learning activities.

Crafts and Activities include: "Spin the Lion" review game, "Lion's in the Den" song, stuffed lion craft, lion face with noodle mane craft, scaredy cat puppet, and a scaredy cat Bible verse book.

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