Daniel 6

The Miraculous Catnap



Crafts

Choose from the following craft suggestions depending on time, age ranges, and group size. {10–15 minutes}


K–2nd

Option 1: Lion Mask

cardstock, scissors, glue sticks, crayons, orange and yellow yarn, sandwich bags (one per child), craft (one per child), clear tape

Gather supplies. Print and cut a simple lion face out of cardstock (one per child). Cut out eye holes. Cut 2-inch pieces of yarn (twenty per child, place in sandwich bag). Make a sample craft.

Give each child a lion face mask, bag of yarn, and a craft stick. Set glue sticks and crayons on each table. Have each child color the lion face with crayons, then use glue sticks to attach the yarn around the outside of the face to look like a lion’s mane. Tape a craft stick to the bottom of the back of the lion so they can hold it up to their face. Tell children the mask can remind us of the miraculous way that God protected Daniel from the lions.

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Option 2: Lion’s Face Picture

paper, glue sticks, wiggly eyes (two per child), yellow and orange washable paints, paper plates (one per table), plastic forks (one per child), wipes

Gather supplies. Print papers with the Memory Verse on the bottom and a simple lion face in the center. Put paint on paper plates for each table. Make a sample craft.

Give each child a lion face paper, two wiggly eyes, and a fork. Place glue sticks and paint on each table. Have children glue the wiggly eyes onto the lion’s face. Then have the children dip their forks in the paint and gently press it around their lion’s face to make a mane. Provide wipes to clean fingers as needed.

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3rd–5th

Option 1: Paper Plate Lion

paper plates (one per child), wiggly eyes (two per child), yellow and orange construction paper, glue sticks, markers, pencils, scissors

Gather supplies. Cut construction paper into 4" x 1" strips. Make a sample craft.

Give each child a paper plate and pencil. Set paper strips, glue sticks, and markers on each table. Have children draw a simple lion’s face in the center of the paper plate, using glue to attach the wiggly eyes. Next have them gently wrap each strip of construction paper around a pencil to make the paper curl. Then have them glue the curled strips around the lion’s face to make a mane.

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Option 2: Praying Hands

paper (one per child), pencils, scissors (one per child), colored pencils, glue sticks

Gather supplies. Make a sample craft.

Give each child a piece of paper and a pencil. With the help of a friend, the children should trace both of their hands with a pencil, making sure that the four fingers are together when tracing. Have children cut out their traced hands and glue them together to form “praying hands.” Have them write the Memory Verse on the hands and decorate with colored pencils.

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