So you’ve taken a trip to the pumpkin patch, chosen your favorite squash, and now it’s time to carve the perfect jack-o-lantern. This year, carve with peace of mind, by following these pumpkin carving safety tips:


  • First and foremost – never let a child carve a pumpkin without adult supervision.
  • Be sure that you are using carving tools designed specifically for your purpose, as opposed to kitchen knives or power tools.
  • Consider purchasing some high-quality carving tools, which – though they may be more expensive – are more likely to cause less hazardous resistance.
  • Never cut towards the hand holding the pumpkin. If you can, never hold your hand on the back of the pumpkin, and try to brace it by holding the top.
  • Prepare a well-lit, clean area in which to carve your pumpkin, and be sure to keep a first-aid kit


Do you have any other tips to keep in mind while carving pumpkins this year? Let us know your ideas in the comments.

Pumpkin Carving Safety Tips

Simple Pumpkin Carving Safety Tips for an Injury-Free Experience

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