Make Chinese Zodiac Fridge Magnets

Chinese Zodiac Fridge Magnets

Celebrate Chinese New Year by making your own Chinese Zodiac Fridge Magnets.

There are 12 different animals in the Chinese Zodiac.  2012 is the Year of the Dragon. You can make

a  magnet for the current year, or for the year you were born.

Just check out the chart below and once you’ve decided on your animal, click on the link to see how we made ours.

Rat 1936 1948 1960 1972 1984 1996 2008
Ox 1937 1949 1961 1973 1985 1997 2009
Tiger 1938 1950 1962 1974 1986 1998 2010
Rabbit 1939 1951 1963 1975 1987 1999 2011
Dragon 1940 1952 1964 1976 1988 2000 2012
Snake 1941 1953 1965 1977 1989 2001 2013
Horse 1942 1954 1966 1978 1990 2002 2014
Sheep 1943 1955 1967 1979 1991 2003 2015
Monkey 1944 1956 1968 1980 1992 2004 2016
Rooster 1945 1957 1969 1981 1993 2005 2017
Dog 1946 1958 1970 1982 1994 2006 2018
Boar 1947 1959 1971 1983 1995 2007 2019

You will need:

How to make Chinese Zodiac Fridge Magnets…

Tips for making Chinese Zodiac Fridge Magnets…

  • We suggest using coffee clay if you have access to an oven – it’s very cheap and plentiful and it does the job.  See how to make Coffee Clay here.
  • Use a cocktail stick to paint details onto your fridge magnet.
  • Depending on the type of paint you’re using, you might need more than one coat.
  • The small stick on magnets may not be strong enough – try to use the proper round magnets instead.

Print me – A4 or US Letter

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