A Bible Craft for Daniel In the Lion’s Den

Today, I have a guest post from Christianity Cove that goes with the Daniel in the lion’s den Bible story. Here’s “Daniel’s Dancing Lion”. This is a great craft to go with my Christian Alphabet Series for the letter D. I love how he dances, and children absolutely love interactive crafts like this. Check it out!

bible craft for daniel in the lions den

Materials Needed:

  •  Small (dessert) paper plates, 1 for each child
  • Index cards, 1 for each child
  • Construction paper, several dark sheets
  • Scissors
  • Crayons, markers, especially yellow, brown, black, orange
  • Brown yarn, 3 6” strands for each child
  • Popsicle sticks, 2 for each child
  • Stick glue
  • Stapler
  • Scotch Tape

Related Scripture:

Daniel in the Lion’s Den, Daniel 6:1‐23


1. Cut strands of yarn, 6” each, so that each child can have three.

2. Cut the dark colored construction paper in strips lengthwise, maybe 3 inches

wide and 11.5 inches long, so that you’re getting three strips per sheet. Have

one strip for each child.

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1. Have each child color in the paper plate to be a lion’s face. The ruffled rim can be his mane. He should have whiskers and can be smiling.

2. Have each child color the index card brown, gold and yellow to be the lion’s back end. Using scissors, cut a slit from the bottom to the halfway point.

3. Give each child three strands of yarn, which will be the lion’s tale. They should hold the three strands together and tie a knot at one end. They should loop the knot through the slit in the index card.

4. Give them the long strips and have them fold them into an accordion, folding one way, then another.

5. Using stick glue, have them attach the lion’s head and tail to the first and last folds of the accordion-like sheet.

6. Pass out the popsicle sticks and have student attach them to the head and tale with stick glue. By moving the popsicle sticks forward, back and sideways, Daniel’s lion should dance and be merry to have not eaten Daniel!

Written by Mary Kate Warner

Mary-Kate is a regular blogger at Christianity Cove.  You can often find her writing about Christian Motherhood, Homeschool Teaching, Bible Study and Sunday School Activities, Faith and inspiring children to love God.


  1. So cute! Reminds me of the Chinese dragons in parades. We did a Daniel day at our VBS.