Looking for a creative way for kids to learn about lions or a powerful story from the Bible? This is my lion puppet paper bag craft for Daniel and the Lion’s Den. It was originally used for my AWANA Cubbies Series and Bear Hug #11. With simple, inexpensive materials, this is a great craft for those working in schools, at home or at church.
Materials Needed for Lion Puppet Paper Bag Craft for Daniel and the Lion’s Den
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- brown paper lunch bag
- box & bag shredded materials in red, yellow and brown
- craft eyes
- black thin Sharpie
How to Make Lion Puppet Paper Bag Craft for Daniel and the Lion’s Den
The first things the kids can do is glue on the google eyes and button nose. Then, they can draw on the mouth with a marker.
The shredded paper was my choice for the mane, but you could also do ripped construction paper, cut up foam pieces, squares of tissue paper wrapped around a pencil eraser and attached with glue or torn up streamers.
I used a lot of glue to make sure the shredded paper attached well. the shredded paper was longer than I wanted, so I ripped those in two to make them shorter. The kids could cut them up with scissors too.
I finally realized that the mouth may not have been right. After all, if the kids are going to use it as a puppet, they’ll want the mouth to be on the fold of the bag.
This was originally written in 2014, but has been updated and re-posted in May of 2018.
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So cute! I love the shredded paper for the lion’s mane.
Thank you so much! I didn’t know what I was going to use until I wandered around the Dollar Tree a bit. Thanks for commenting!
We did the same thing but it was on a plate and we glued on the stick to make it a puppet 🙂 My son made a puppet theater so we have to figure out how most crafts turn into a puppet now but this is super neat. I didn’t even think about the paper bag.
That sounds like a lot of fun, Alison. Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting.
This is such an adorable paper bag puppet craft!
It would be perfect as a “in like a lion” craft for March with preschoolers. Pinning it for the future!
Thanks so much. I hope you have a lot of fun making these with your preschoolers!