Tips for carving your Halloween jack o'lantern

Posted at 2:55 PM, Oct 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-18 17:55:59-04

(KGTV) - It's pumpkin carving time! 10News has safety tips to make sure your jack o'lantern is worth a toothy grin.

The Orange County Sheriff's Department issued recommendations:

Carve your pumpkin in a well-lit area

Keep the pumpkin on a stable surface - don't pick it up!

Use tools designed for carving pumpkins instead of household knives

Have younger children draw their designs instead of carving

Use alternatives to candles such as battery-operated candles or glow sticks

Happy carving!