Ribbon Crafts

Chinese Gift Carton Craft

A Chinese gift carton.
A Chinese gift carton.

Try this Chinese gift carton craft and you'll have as much fun making this birthday gift box as you do selecting and giving the present.

What You'll Need:

  • Plain Chinese food cartons
  • Black felt-tip pen
  • Scissors
  • Construction paper or colored tissue paper
  • Craft glue
  • Strip of fabric or ribbon (optional)


Step 1: If the carton has a handle, carefully pull it off of the carton. Set it aside. Draw a birthday or holiday symbol on each side of the carton. For a birthday present, you might draw a birthday cake or for Christmas, an ornament shape.

Step 2: With an adult's help, carefully cut out the shape. Paste a piece of construction paper or colored tissue paper behind the cutout window.

Step 3: Carefully place the handle back on the carton. If your carton does not have a handle, staple the fabric strip or ribbon to the carton to make a handle.

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