Learn pumpkin carving tips and tricks

Pumpkin carving tips and tricks

Start with dry hands and dry carving tools.


Make sure your carving area is clean and bright.

Let kids draw the design and scoop out the seeds. Leave the carving to adults.

Use a pumpkin carving kit or knives specifically designed for carving. They glide more smoothly through the thick pumpkin skin.

Always carve away from yourself with a slow and steady hand.

If you slice yourself, apply pressure with a clean cloth. If bleeding doesn't stop after 15 minutes or the cut is deep, you may need a doctor.

Sources: Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; American Society for Surgery of the Hand

reviewed 2/24/2020

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