Post # 1
I am watching my 10 year old nephew tomorrow and thought pumpkin carving could be a fun activity.. do you think 10 is too young for carving, and painting would be more appropriate? Or am I over thinking? Or maybe he could draw a design and my husband could cut the pumpkin!
Post # 2
You’re overthinking. Let him carve a pumpkin.
Post # 3
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
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
ask his parents.
you should have parental consent before giving any kid a knife.
Post # 7
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
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
10 is fine just use the knives that come with the kits and supervise…he may need help with the harder parts!
Post # 10
Thanks you, bees! My husband got a carving kit. His parents are fine w it. I have paint too, so he can just do whatever he wants (with supervision) 🙂