Chinese 3-D Paper-cut jiǎn zhǐ

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.

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All the twelve animals of the Chinese zodiac as papercut outlines.

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.

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The cycle starts with the rat.
zodiac,paper-cut,rat Outline image of the rat paper-cut to download and print.

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The second year: Ox.
zodiac,paper-cut,ox Outline image of the Ox to download and print.

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The third year: Tiger.
zodiac,paper-cut,tiger Outline image of the Tiger paper-cut to download and print.

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The fourth year: Rabbit.
zodiac,paper-cut,rabbit Outline image of the Rabbit paper-cut to download and print.

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The fifth year: Dragon. Considered the luckiest of the twelve years to be born in.
zodiac,paper-cut,dragon Outline image of the Dragon paper-cut to download and print.

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The sixth year: Snake. Clever and graceful.
zodiac,paper-cut,snake Outline image of the Snake paper-cut to download and print.

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The seventh year: Horse.
zodiac,paper-cut,horse Outline image of the Horse paper-cut to download and print.

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The eighth year: Sheep.
zodiac,paper-cut,sheep Outline image of the Sheep paper-cut to download and print.

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The ninth year: Monkey. Clever and fun-loving.
zodiac,paper-cut,monkey Outline image of the Monkey paper-cut to download and print.

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The tenth year: Rooster/Cockerel.
zodiac,paper-cut,rooster,cockerel Outline image of the Rooster (Cockerel) paper-cut to download and print.

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The eleventh year: Dog.
zodiac,paper-cut,dog Outline image of the Dog paper-cut to download and print.

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The twelfth and last year: Pig.
zodiac,paper-cut,pig Outline image of the Pig paper-cut to download and print