North American Chinese live in a contradictory situation between ethnic and cultural identities. Although most North American Chinese try to keep their cultural heritage, because they are far from China, they lose contact with their culture. This is especially evident in second and later generations. The cultural link is broken, and although some may be able to speak and read Chinese, they are, however, distant from Chinese culture and cannot understand it. Thus, how to preserve this cultural link has become a serious issue within North American Chinese communities. In this project, I attempted, through building Chinese icons, to attract and encourage 6 to 10-year-old second and later generation North American Chinese to learn about Chinese language and culture in order to preserve the children’s cultural link to their Chinese heritage while living in a North American society.