Paper-cut rat anyone?
Step one: Find some red paper to recycle into a functional art form. Really.
Step two: Draw a rat outline and cut out (think silhouette here).
Step three: Subtract (using an craft knife or a sharp pair of scissors) eyes, ears, and other fun details to make it complete... I like paint!
Step four: Place your lucky rat in your window or on a door banner for good luck in 2008 :)...2008 is great! Have fun!