I have the honor of hosting the Multicultural Kids Carnival this month and the theme is Autumn Crafts and Foods. I am admittedly not skilled in arts and crafts but fortunately, the bloggers of Multicultural Kid Blogs are here to hold my hand with some really easy and cute crafts. I can’t wait to try some of these delicious recipes (hint: pumpkin is the secret ingredient for most of them!)
I received so many submissions that I separated them into categories: Autumn foods and Autumn Crafts. I’m sure you will be inspired by these ideas.
Swedes will love this recipe as it features the most popular edible mushroom found in everyone’s backyard—the chanterelle mushroom with BACON. Yummmm.
Inspired by Familia has a great idea to use mandarins as pumpkins for Halloween as a silly snack. You should also check out a pumpkin cheese ball if you want to try something new for your Halloween party this year.
Some other silly snacks are Franken-juice and Boo-nanas. Your kids will love them! There is also this great recipe for easy pumpkin puree in the crock pot in case you can’t find the canned version where you live (I know that it’s a very rare and expensive commodity in Sweden).
Multicultural Kid Blogs has a super article with lots of fall recipes featuring apples, pumpkins, and figs.
If your kids are up for a culinary trip around the world, check out Amanda Mouttaki’s Moroccan fall recipes that are perfect during the cool weather months.
Global Table Adventure has a fun Argentine beef stew that is served in a pumpkin. How cool!
And finally, Castle View Academy’s recipe of pumpkin gingerbread loaf combines two delicious fall flavors into a beautiful bread that is perfect for a gift or delicious snack.
There are chestnuts all over the ground these days. Scoop up some and make these cute chestnut animals with Ilze Ievina.
Break out the play dough to make some cute pumpkins as Halloween party favors by Inspired By Familia.
Castle View Academy has some cute ideas for repurposing those fallen leaves into cute napkin rings.
More fun with leaves with Eolia Disler’s really easy fall decoration ideas.
Elisa at Mama Smiles has really cute felt pumpkin faces that will help your children learn emotions. I’m sure you can use construction paper if you can’t easily find felt. She also has this really cute free haunted house printable that is perfect for decorating for Halloween.
If you’re like me, Halloween always sneaks up on me and I have had to DIY my kids’ costumes a few years. Mama Smiles has really cute fleece DIY cat, bunny, and fox costumes.
Discovering The World Through My Son’s Eyes has a really cute Thanksgiving craft that will keep your kids busy.
My kids love dragons and I can’t wait to try out this cute combination of dragons and harvest season by Crafty Mom Share.
Nothing says Halloween like some spooky skeletons and Kali Lin at For The Love Of Spanish has a bunch of skeleton crafts for you to try.
Catarina Queiroz has imaginative crafts with leaves. I really need to head to my arts and crafts store to stock up on googly eyes.
Are you a bilingual household with Spanish? For The Love of Spanish has creative ways for kids to learn Spanish Halloween vocabulary that doesn’t involve memorization.
Carrie at Crafty Mom Share has creative ways to introduce your children to Native American history that will give your kids a better understanding of Thanksgiving.
I really love it when science (my forte) is combined with art (my daughter’s forte) and we can do activities together that we both love. Inspired by Familia has this great pumpkin investigation activity that will have your kids begging you to pick up more gourds from the market.
I hope you’ve been inspired! There is so much to do indoors and outdoors with our kids this fall. Enjoy!