Daniel Chapter 6 tells the story of Daniel, a righteous, God-fearing jew who served as a high-ranking government official under king Darius. Daniel did his job so well that king Darius planned to set him in charge of the whole kingdom. Some of the other government administrators working alongside Daniel decided to find a way to get rid of Daniel. They went to king Darius and presented him with the idea for a new law that said the people could pray to no god but the king. The punishment for doing so would be to be cast into the den of lions.
Daniel heard about the decree, but continued to pray to his God. He did not hide himself as he did so, but rather prayed in front of an open window, and was caught and charged before the king. Since the law could not be repealed, the king reluctantly had to allow Daniel to be thrown into the lions’ den.
The next morning, the king, after a restless night’s sleep, rushed down to the lions’ den to see if Daniel’s God, whom he had always served so faithfully, had saved him. When the stone that covered the top of the den was rolled away, the king saw this:
1 slice cheddar cheese
1 piece sliced ham
1 baby carrot
1 black bean
Slice the cheese into thin sticks for legs, one square for lion’s head, and body and tail shape as shown. Slice some small triangles into remaining section for Daniel’s hair. Fold the sliced ham into a rollup, then slice thin sections and lay around the lion’s head as shown to look like a mane. Use remaining ham for Daniel’s face. Slice a black bean in half and use for Daniel’s eyes along with a half of a Cheerio. Place head atop a body made of carrot sticks and a tortilla. Add cheerios, strawberry bit, and blueberry sections as shown for lion’s face.