Eid Paper Gift Basket {Tutorial}

We thought it might be fun to make these adorable picnic basket goodie bags for the kids at our park Eid party this year.

Every year we go to an Eid party to celebrate with our lovely friends the end of Ramadan.

This year Eid falls in the summer, so we’ll be at a park.   Using the ancient art of origami, we were able to make a few dozen very quickly.

They are so inexpensive to make and only require paper and two tools that you may already have around the house.


12 x 12 double sided scrapbook paper
Popsicle stick

Cut the 12 x 12 paper to 8 1/2 x 11.  Be sure to keep the pieces as you’ll need the leftover long piece for the handle.  Fold the paper in half  and then each of the halves you’ve fold again in half.

Turn your paper in the other direction and do the same thing.  You’ll end up with 16 squares on your paper.

With the short end towards you, bring the top and bottom flaps into the center.  Then you’ll want to fold each end down to form triangles on the four corners.

Fold over the two center flaps toward the top and bottom.

Grab the pieces that you just folded and pull your basket open.

Take the long piece and fold it in half the long way.

This piece will be your handle, so you’ll need to staple it down to the sides of the box.

Your Eid basket is done and ready to use.  Just fill with goodies and give it out to the kids. Remind them that it’s made of paper and to be recycled after the celebrations are over for a Green Eid.

Be sure to check out our other fun gift ideas we shared like

Eid Camel Gift Bag {Tutorial}

Eid Coin Bag {Tutorial}

Or visit A Crafty Arab on Pinterest to see more craft DIY tutorials for your Eid celebration.



I am a Libyan American who creates art to promote a positive image of Arab and Islamic culture.