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This set of 12 paper-cuts are of the astrological animals which form the
Chinese zodiac. There are many different paper-cut forms of the zodiac available, these was chosen because they are fairly easy to make.
All the twelve animals of the Chinese zodiac as papercut outlines.
Year of the ...Most people are familiar with the twelve years and their animals. Chinese astrology places emphasis on the year of birth rather than the month of birth and so all people born in a particular year share some characteristics. Even to this day couples choose to delay the birth of a child so it will fall in a 'lucky' year. Read more…
To make the
paper-cut, print it out on colored paper and then simply cut around the lines with scissors or a sharp craft knife. For detailed instructions on cutting out a paper-cut please see our Rooster paper-cut guide.
The cycle starts with the
Outline image of the rat paper-cut to download and print.
The second year:
Outline image of the Ox to download and print.
Outline image of the Tiger paper-cut to download and print.
Outline image of the Rabbit paper-cut to download and print.
Hares and RabbitsHares and rabbits are put together in Chinese. Hares are associated with the moon as the Chinese saw a 'hare' rather than a 'man' in the moon. The Chinese moon rovers are called the 'Jade Rabbits'. Read more…
Rooster paper-cutA simple Chinese paper-cut of a rooster (cockerel) with a lotus plant. This page gives full instructions on how to make this traditional art-work. Read more…
The fifth year:
. Considered the luckiest of the twelve years to be born in.
Outline image of the Dragon paper-cut to download and print.
The sixth year:
. Clever and graceful.
Outline image of the Snake paper-cut to download and print.
Outline image of the Horse paper-cut to download and print.
Outline image of the Sheep paper-cut to download and print.
The ninth year:
. Clever and fun-loving.
Outline image of the Monkey paper-cut to download and print.
Getting by in ChinaThere are many customs and traditions that you should know before traveling to China. Our customs page covers such things as giving gifts, banquets, sealing business deals and how to behave in public. A respect for age old traditions will impress your hosts who will appreciate your efforts to embrace the culture. Learning about 'face', 'guanxi' and general etiquette will make everyone feel more relaxed. Read more…
Outline image of the Rooster (Cockerel) paper-cut to download and print.
The eleventh year:
Outline image of the Dog paper-cut to download and print.
The twelfth and last year:
Outline image of the Pig paper-cut to download and print
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