Spooktacular Pumpkin Carving.

The green-grocer shops are groaning with the weight of pumpkins large and small at the moment … and it also happens to be half term. If you have the strength and dexterity to do some carving, you can create a lantern from a pumpkin, and there’s lots of messy things that the kids can do to help, such as scooping out pumpkin seeds from the inside of the fruit. There are a host of ideas online on how to create your own jack-o-lantern to put on display. But to see the most spectacular pumpkin art the best festivals are in the USA. The Halloween festival everybody is talking about is the Jack-o-Lantern Spectacular in Louisville which runs for around three weeks in October and November. It features over 5,000 beautifully carved pumpkins on display as an art show in daylight, and transformed to a magical illumination with lights sparkling eerily amongst the tree-lined paths at night.
Whether traditional grinning jack, or artistic feature, for safety, it is best to use a battery fed button style light inside your pumpkin. But if real candlelight is a preference, use a tealight as it is contained within a metal cup. Put your jack-o-lantern outside away from walkways where it won’t get accidentally knocked over, keep it away from anything flammable and always make sure that the candle is snuffed out when the party is over.
Happy carving! For all your fire safety needs including fire extinguishers, fire blankets and fire safety training contact us at Bath & West Fire & Safety.

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