(Closed) How old is old enough to carve pumpkins

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Post # 2
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

You’re overthinking. Let him carve a pumpkin.

Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

My dad would let us draw whatever design we wanted and then he’d carve it out for us. I can’t remember what age we started carving our own.

I think it depends on the kid when it comes to whether or not they should carve their own. 10 year old me should not have been given a knife to stab a pumpkin with, though it’s debatable that 27 year old me should be allowed to have knives.

Assuming he’s properly supervised I think 10 is old enough to carve a pumpkin.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Get the kind of knife that is made especially for carving pumpkins.  You may need to cut the top for him with a kitchen knife, but I would think he should be old enough to use the pumpkin knife responsibly for the design.

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2016

ask his parents.  

you should have parental consent before giving any kid a knife.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

10 is fine.

Post # 7
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Busy bee

You can carve a pumpkin with any aged kid provided you’re right there doing it with them, and I think it’s a great idea! What a fun aunt and uncle you are! Just do the dangerous parts yourself and let him do whatever you’re comfortable with. If you get a cheap carving kit then they come with very minimal blades for the detail work. I probably wouldn’t hand him a kitchen knife.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

Get pumpkin carving instruments, they are usually stubby with a small orange handle.  With appropriate supervision it would be hard to cut himself. I’d say 10 is definitely old enough to carve a pumpkin!

Post # 9
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Helper bee

10 is fine just use the knives that come with the kits and supervise…he may need help with the harder parts!

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