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8 Pumpkin Carving Safety Tips to Follow This Halloween

By Devan McGuinness |

8 Pumpkin Carving Safety Tips to Follow This HalloweenAre your kids excited for Halloween? Do they have their costumes all picked out and annoyingly asking you every day if they can “just try it on again” before the big day?

Halloween is a week away and with that many of you will start (or keep on doing) Halloween crafts with the kids. One of the biggest known crafts for Halloween is carving pumpkins to place on the porch for the 31st.

I have seen some pretty amazing pumpkin carvings lately — from the common face and ghosts to more intricate designs that must have taken far more patience to do than I have.

While I won’t be needing to do any of these safety precautions for our family since I am not into the whole thing, it doesn’t mean I don’t want you guys to be safe this Halloween!

Click through to read 8 safety precautions you should follow for carving pumpkins:

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Safety Tips for Pumpkin Carving

Don't Use a Kitchen Knife

Kitchen knives can be too sharp and that's a safety concern. The truth is, it's not always "the sharper, the better." Pick up a special pumpkin carving kit from the store instead.
Source: Pediatric Safety
Photo credit: primerano/Flickr

Photo credit: adapted from iStockPhoto

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Devan McGuinness is the writer of the lifestyle blog Accustomed Chaos. After surviving 12 miscarriages, Devan founded Unspoken Grief, a resource and support site for perinatal and neonatal loss. Read bio and latest posts → Read Devan's latest posts →

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