Ox Pin or Magnet

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Ox Pin or Magnet
Total Time 1 hour

There are 12 animals in the Chinese zodiac. One of them is the ox. Make this cute ox pin to wear, or put a magnet on it and hang it on the fridge.  For more Chinese New Year fun, be sure to visit our main Chinese New Year page. Also, don't forget to visit our Chinese New Year crafts, Chinese New Year recipes, and learn about Chinese Astrology too!

What you'll need

  • 1.5” wooden heart
  • Tan felt
  • Brown acrylic paint
  • Paint brush
  • Black marker
  • Scissors
  • White craft glue
  • Pin back or magnet
  • Pattern
Helpful Tip:

Pin backs are available at your local craft supply store. If you don’t have any magnets, grab an old business card magnet you don’t need any more and cut into pieces. Play a game with children by having them name the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig.

How to make it

  1. Paint wooden heart with brown paint and set aside to dry.

  2. Cut snout and horns from tan felt using pattern.

  3. Glue horns at the top of the heart and snout to the pointed end of the heart.

  4. Use black marker to draw on eyes and nostrils.

  5. Glue pin back or magnet to the back of the heart.

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