Pumpkin carving safety tips
- When choosing a pumpkin, try to find one with a smooth, thin shell that is easy to carve – these pumpkins will feel lighter than the others.
- When carving with young kids, adults should handle the tools. Let your kids be involved with the templates or drawing on the pumpkin.
- Carefully carve on a flat, sturdy surface in a well-lit area with adult supervision.
- Keep your hands and tools dry.
- Use pumpkin carving kits for tools rather than kitchen knives. Sharper is not better when carving pumpkins.
- Don’t rush! Use slow, controlled movements away from the body. Avoid carving while your hands are inside the pumpkin.
- When it’s time to light up your carved pumpkin, opt for a battery-operated tea light rather than a candle to avoid burn injuries.