It's a tradition to carve pumpkins, but when you add kids to the mix, it can be a little more complicated. It's important to keep some safety guidelines in mind. Before you set out to carve pumpkins in your apartment at Rittenhouse Claridge, read these tips:
- Choose a pumpkin with a flat bottom for stability.
- Slice the top off on an angle to make sure it stays in place.
- Before carving, soak the pumpkin in a bleach solution for an hour or two to make it last longer.
- It's worth it to buy a special pumpkin carving knife kit because kitchen knives might be too sharp or too unweildy to get precise cuts in a safe manner.
- Keep in mind that it's easier to carve bigger shapes than smaller ones, so keep it simple if this is your first time carving a pumpkin.
8 Pro Tips for Carving the Perfect Pumpkin [Good Housekeeping]
Pumpkin Carving Tips – How to Carve a Jack-o'-lantern [About Food]
How to Carve a Pumpkin [Martha Stewart]