My husband brought home these little wood circles for a scouts project he was in charge of and when he brought me a handful of extras I had this great idea to turn them into wood magnets! He found them for pretty cheap at Walmart with the craft supplies.
First, you'll want to print off my page of animals. You can find it HERE.
Turn over your critter and cover the whole thing in pencil.
Then use a pen and trace the outline of the animal. Press down hard or you won't see it when you're done.
When you're done it should look like this.
OK, here's the part you may need husband supervision (or at least I did). My husband has a couple soldering irons and after much pleading (and OK nagging), I got him to show me how to do it. It's really easy. Just go slow and I found it worked best when you drag it behind you rather than pushing it forward (if that makes sense). I'm a bit accident-prone, so if I can walk away burn free than I know you can ;)
I also burned the edges to really give it that rustic look. OK, OK, I'll admit I accidentally marked one of them and burned the edges to hide it, but it was a happy accident because I love the look of the burned edges!