Intro: Chinese Character Magnets
Create some Asian inspired magnets to place on your fridge or magnetic board!
Step 1: Material
Here's what you'll need for this unique Asian-inspired magnets
- small wooden squares
- acrylic paints
- paint brush
- print-out of Chinese characters for reference
- black permanent marker
- small magnets
- E6000 glue or hot glue gun
- Optional: spray varnish
Step 2: Print Out Chinese Characters
First, print out a copy of your favorite Chinese characters to use as references for each magnet.
Step 3: Paint Wooden Squares
Next, paint each wooden square a different color and let dry.
Step 4: Draw on Chinese Characters
Now, choose a Chinese character and use it as a guide as you lightly sketch it out on the wooden square with a pencil. Then, trace over the pencil drawing with a black permanent marker. In this example, I've sketched out the Chinese character for "Peace". You can even write out the actual name of the Chinese character on the bottom.
Step 5: Add a Magnet
Finally, finish off by gluing a magnet to the back of the squares and let dry!
Step 6: Asian Flair
Now, your fridge is ready to get decked out with some colorful Asian flair!