I love making candy favor boxes for our local Eid parties. It’s always fun to think of creative ways to give the kids little treats.
Eid is the Arabic world for festival or holiday. It can mean eid milad, which is Arabic for birthday, or Eid Al Fitr, the holiday that ends the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. Islam is one of many religions practiced in the Arab world.
Taking inspiration from our pyramid paper lantern, I came up with this pyramid box with the words Eid Mubarak on the sides. Eid Mubarak is the greeting you say to someone around either Eid Al Fitr, or Eid Al Adha, the two major holidays in the Islamic religion. Eid Mubarak means Blessed Holiday in Arabic.
Print out the Pyramid Eid Mubarak Favor with moon to the yellow card stock. Use the xacto to cut out the shape. Only cut the outside lines, all the inside lines are folding.
Cut out the moon shape from inside the triangle.
Use the xacto to slice off the corner of the ziploc bag to cover up the cut out.
Place double sided tape on the inside of the moon cut out and add the plastic. Fold along all the other lines.
Punch a hole in the top of all four triangles.
Weave the twine in the holes, add the candy and tie a knot.
For a younger child, feel free to have them make one that does not require an xacto for the moon. Give them scissors to practice cutting the outside shape. I found papyrus paper and printed a favor on it.
I also had a little fun and made one in blue as a gift box. I didn’t add the hole or twine and simply glued the flaps together.
Check out these other clever ways to give out candy at your next eid:
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