Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Halloween Pumpkin Carving Tips 2 of 3

Here are some simple safety tips. They may seem obvious, but it’s always good to remind oneself prior to picking up that knife.

·        If using a pumpkin carving kit, choose one appropriate for your child's age and skill level.
·        Do not let a young child use a knife.
·        Always point knives away from you.
·        Keep your free hand away from the direction of the knife.
·        Use slicing motions and never force the knife.

·        When using candles to light a Jack O'Lantern, do not leave it unattended, or better yet, for indoor lighting, use battery operated pumpkin lights. 


  1. I've only carved one pumpkin. that was enough to last a lifetime.

  2. Me too, and I still have the scar on my thumb to remind me why I have a plastic plug in Jack O'Lantern. Thanks for commenting.