How to Preserve your Pumpkin

Discovery Place Science

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So, you've carved yourself a wonderful jack-o'-lantern. Looks good! But, how can we keep it nice and fresh throughout the entire season?

Well, first, we gotta brush down all that dirt and bacteria. Then, give it a nice coat on the outside and inside with WD-40 or hairspray. But the problem is both of those are very flammable so don't use them unless you have yourself an electric candle.

There's an easier way, though. All you need is a little bit of water and some bleach diluted in a nice little spray bottle. Spray the outside, spray the inside, nice and clean.

You're good to go. Happy Halloween!

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