How to Stay Safe While Pumpkin Carving

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As the air becomes crisp and pumpkin patches begin to fill up around your neighborhood, you may find your family getting eager to go out and find a gorgeous gourd to bring home. A favorite autumn activity, pumpkin picking can lead to all of your seasonal must-haves: pumpkin pie, pumpkin seeds and of course, jack-o-lanterns! With Halloween right around the corner, now’s the perfect time to find a plump pumpkin to carve and add to your holiday decor.

Though a great family activity, pumpkin carving should be approached with caution, especially when including young children. Follow our safety tips below to maintain the fun without having to dig out the first-aid kit!


As you prepare for this weekend’s family-friendly fall activities, remember these safety suggestions for an enjoyable and injury-free time. For other tips on how to have a great, but safe holiday, read more Halloween articles on the Riley Connections blog. 

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