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Pumpkin carving safety information

Mark Daniel carves a pumpkin using the pumpkin carving tool that is safe for kids (Source: WALB) Mark Daniel carves a pumpkin using the pumpkin carving tool that is safe for kids (Source: WALB)
Daniel shows that no matter where he touches it, his hand is not injured by the tool (Source: WALB) Daniel shows that no matter where he touches it, his hand is not injured by the tool (Source: WALB)
Mark Daniel, owner, Mark's Melon Patch (Source: WALB) Mark Daniel, owner, Mark's Melon Patch (Source: WALB)
DAWSON, GA (WALB) -

As we get closer to Halloween, pumpkin carving can be a popular activity for families.

But it's important to ensure your child's safety. 

Mark Daniel, Owner of Mark's Melon Patch, said parents need to be the ones to cut the top of the pumpkin off.

They can use a knife to do so. 

And kids can help gut the pumpkin.

He also said kids can use a pumpkin carving tool that doesn't have sharp edges and parents should be vigilant at all times while children are carving. 

"There's hardly any way you can hurt yourself with this. I don't think you could. It would be difficult to injure yourself with this," said Daniel.

Daniel also said for optimal freshness the best time to cut pumpkins is three or four days before Halloween, this way they are still fresh on Halloween. 

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