The puppets pictured here have been printed from Shelly Comiskey's 'Born to be Wild' image collection (www.pccrafter.com). The lower jaw of the lion was cut off and glued under the fold of a gussetted paper bag. The top portion of the lion's head, was glued to the folded base of the bag. (If you haven't used paper bag puppets before, check out some of the sites listed.)
These lion puppets were used to tell the Bible story 'Lion Goes Hungry'- Daniel in the Lion's Den.. The story script was read and children encouraged to act out the lions' parts- roaring fiercely when necessary. The script is provided below. Paper bag puppets can also be given to the children so that they can retell a story.
Paper Bag Puppet designs
Simple designs for puppets
Script for 'Lion Goes Hungry'