You will need:
Glue, paintbrush, paper mache or cardboard box, duct tape (craft colored type) and tissue paper.
Now lay the tissue paper into the glue. Once you do the whole thing, give it a coat of the glue over the entire surface. You may want to do that part for the younger ones because the tissue paper can get too wet and move if you brush hard. Let it dry for a few hours after this step.
Take your box and draw a template. Then use the size to create a design for the top of your box.
Here you can see mine, a crescent and a star.
Now take that design and cut it out of your gold foil (or whatever contrasting color you like). Then use your thin glue to paste it onto the lid and give it a little top coat when you are finished.
Next, take the duct tape and cover the edge as shown.
Fold the edges of the tape to cover the rim of the box. I did this to protect the decorative finish from the opening and closing of the lid.
Repeat the process with the rim of the lid.
On the inside lid paste a printed message explaining the box and its contents to the recipient. Mine says:
"Right now Muslims all over the world are celebrating the month of Ramadan. You may know that it is a time of fasting from sunrise to sunset and a special chance for us to grow in our faith. What you may not know is that it is also a time for sharing food and company with our family and friends. Our family would like to share a small gift with you and we hope that you will enjoy it. These cookies are called kahk, and are a special treat shared by Egyptian families during the month of Ramadan.
Peace and blessings to you and your loved ones."
This is the finished box, and as you may have guessed by the inside of the lid we plan to use it as a container for cookies to be given to friends. Be sure to line the box with something if you fill it with food, oil from the food could damage it.