Chinese Good Luck Charms
Chinese New Year is a time when different luck-bringing rituals are performed. A good many animals are considered lucky in Chinese culture, and representations and activities involving these animals are everywhere during New Year's celebrations. Chinese knots are also a popular way to inspire good luck. There are many variations of these knots, and some are quite intricate. The knots were first created in ancient China and used to offer blessings and good wishes. Today, they are typically made by hand out of satin cord, and are used as a form of decoration. Your child can create her own simple version of these decorative pieces and then tie it around a charm or treasured object to create a lucky trinket.