Five Pumpkin Carving Tips to Keep Kids Safe

Halloween is almost here, so it’s time to get the pumpkins ready. Check out these pumpkin carving tips to keep kids safe while they’re having fun.

October 17, 2017 | HF Healthy Living Team

It’s almost time to get your kids ready for some Halloween fun, but don’t forget to always be as cautious as possible when it comes to activities like pumpkin carving.

Make sure to follow the steps below for a safe night of pumpkin carving with your family.

Grab a Kit for Safety

There are pumpkin carving kits available to help keep your family safe. Try to buy an easy-to-follow kit with the properly sized blades that are made specifically for pumpkin carving. This will help make the process smooth and easy.

Leave the Carving to the Adults

Kids will likely want to carve the pumpkin themselves, but it’s best to leave the carving to the adults. Let your kids do the designing on a piece of paper on the side so they feel they are a part of the process too. Make sure to keep an eye on your kids when they’re around carving tools.

Carve Out Some Time

Set aside a good amount of time for this activity, so you can have fun and still leave time for designing and cleanup. This will also help you to be more cautious, as you won’t be rushing through the activity.

Pick the Perfect Spot and Light

You want to make sure to pick a good spot in your home that is well-lit, clean, and dry. If there are any spills or excess stuff around the area, it could lead to an injury. Also, don’t use a real candle when you are ready to display your pumpkin. Try to opt for tea light candles or glow sticks to avoid injuries.

Prepare for Emergencies

Even if you take all of the necessary precautions, make sure you know what to do in an emergency. Should you need to take your child for help with an injury, prepare for a hospital visit with these tips.

After you’ve mastered these pumpkin carving tips, don’t miss out on these tips for trick or treating to make Halloween for you and your family safe and fun.

 

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