Sunday, February 2, 2014


I teach the 3 and 4 year olds at church, and in a moment of insanity, I decided to make these puppets so that the children could act out the story of Daniel and the Lions' den. I have 12 children in that class, so that is why I have so many lions. FYI: they loved it. A yard of tan material made these 8 puppets, and the rest I made from scraps. I used some fake fur I had on hand for the manes, but I drew a mane from felt on the pattern if you don't want to do the fake fur. The fake fur manes are just a circle with a smaller circle cut out of the middle, and you have to sew both edges down.
Applique all of the features on the front piece before you turn them right sides together to sew up. I like to sew down one side, then hem them, then finish sewing the seams, because it is easier to hem that way, but each to her own. Another option would be to just make lions and tell the story without the men finger puppets, but I did have children choose to be the men over the lions, so I was glad I did both.

1 comment:

  1. Well, the nice thing is that you have these to use again in the future. Do classes still do sharing time? You could do it for sharing time too. :)