I got this idea from http://janaysquilts.blogspot.com/2010/07/lion-pillows.html. Go to that website for detailed instructions. I cut the fabric out and tie up all the ties leaving about 3 untied at the bottom. The children add the stuffing and draw the face on this side. This side has the mouth open because as we are telling the story, the children help act out the story having their lion's roar fiercely before Daniel is put into the den.
The children glue on the eyes and felt nose and draw a smiley face on this side. At the part of the story where Daniel is put into the den, I show an angel (made from an old Ken doll). The angel closes the lion's mouths. I have the angel go to each child and they turn their lion around to the smiley face. Pin It