Free Printable Chinese Take Out Boxes

Chinese New Year 2018 is the Year of the Dog, and falls on February 16th. I have shared lots of Chinese New Year printables over the years, and I like to update them so that they reflect the correct Chinese Zodiac signs.

I made these printable Chinese Take Out Boxes for the Year of the Rooster in 2017 and of course I’ve update these Chinese New Year Printables for 2018 and the Year of the Dog. I really love how these turned out as I had been wanting to create them for a long time, and was so happy when I finally did! I love making these printables for you to use, and I hope you love using them!

Free Printable Chinese Take Out Boxes - these are great for filling with candy for a cute party favor

Printable Chinese Take Out Boxes

The Year of the Dog - Gold Dog GraphicI know the photos in this post are of the Rooster, but rest assured the printables are of the little golden dog you see to the left! I have run out of printer ink, so haven’t been able to print any yet!

I love the American style, Chinese take-out boxes – they’re so much more fun than the silver foil and plastic ones we have here in the UK! Now, these can’t be used for food like chow mein or fried rice! But they make great containers for treats to give out as party favors.

We love to celebrate Chinese New Year in our household, I remember as a child going to Chinatown in London with my family and seeing the Lion Dance which always had me in complete awe, and we’d always enjoy some Chinese food too. My dad was really into Kung Fu in his younger days, so maybe that’s where it all stemmed from! You can read more about Chinese New Year on my blog here.

As with pretty much all my printables, they come in two paper sizes – A4 for the UK, and 8.5 x 11″ for the USA (and other countries that use these paper sizes as standard). I also have a printable for A3 sheets of paper. I know this is a more specialised type of printer for this size, but they are available.

Printable Take Out Boxes Template

I don’t have a printer that can accommodate A3 paper, so I have been using an online printers called DoxDirect. They do not have a minimum order, which means you can print just one sheet if you want to (plus P&P) – very handy! I was pleased with the quality of the print, and the colour was very close to what I see on the screen. Disclaimer though, as I say in all of my printables, colour may vary on different screens and printers.

Since I will be sharing several free printables for Chinese New Year, make sure you are following me on Twitter so that you know when the next printable is available!

You can also find all of my Chinese New Year Printables here.

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Printable Chinese Take Out Boxes Downloads

There are four designs in each colour background. The A4 and 8.5 x 11″ printables makes 5cm/2″ (approx) boxes; the A3 printable makes 7cm/2.75″ (approx) boxes. Downloads open in new window.

Free Printable Chinese Take Out Boxes
  1. Print the desired number of boxes onto thick white paper or thin white card.
  2. Cut each template out, and score along the lines as shown by the black lines (img.1). The line on the "lid" needs to be cut all the way through for the tab to slot into it.
  3. Begin folding. I start with the straight (not diagonal!) lines, folding them inwards towards the un-printed side (img.2).
  4. The diagonal lines get folded inwards too. You want to then make the two un-printed sides of the diagonal pieces touch, as they will form the outer flaps for the take out box (img.3).
  5. Fold the flaps over one another and staple into place (img.4). You could use a strong glue if you preferred, but staples is so much easier!
  6. Fold the top flaps down, and push the tab into the slot. That is the box complete!
  7. You could add a wire handle if you have some to hand (I didn't for this demo)
  8. Add some tissue paper, and some candy or even a fortune cookie, for a sweet party favor.


Free Printable Chinese Take Out Boxes - these are great for filling with candy for a cute party favor

Crafting supplies you might need…


Free Printable Chinese Take Out Boxes - these are great for filling with candy for a cute party favor

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Printables created by The Purple Pumpkin Blog are for personal use only and not for resale. You are welcome to print my designs at a print shop if you don’t have a printer at home. If you wish to link to, pin or share my printables, you are welcome to do so as long as a link back to the blog post is shown and the watermarks are kept intact. Colours may vary slightly on printing due to different screen and printer settings. If you use any of my printables it would be awesome to know about it! Just leave me a comment, here on my blog, or post a picture on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest! Use the hashtag #TPPBprintables so I can find you! I hope you find these free printables useful!