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Kids Shenanigans

Y’all know how much I love a Klutz book, right?  See HERE and HERE if you’ve forgotten.

Klutz was our go-to publisher of fun-time kids books in the summer or whenever we needed something fun to do.  When I find a book with a title and tagline this great, I gotta buy it: Kids Shenanigans: Great Things to Do That Mom and Dad Will Just Barely Approve Of

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Kids Shenanigans

Oh, my…

Boy grew up with a library of Klutz books and they never ever failed to entertain him, his friends or us.  Husband and I may be of grandparent age, but internally, we’re stuck at 12-years-old.  That should explain why one of my favorite tricks from the book, to-this-day, is Snapping Belt Loops.  The short version of this shenanigan-move is that, when executed properly, there’s a loud sound that mimics a belt loop being ripped off  from behind the unsuspecting mark.

HIGH-larity, I tells ya!

Klutz tells us what’s what about the book:

Our most proudly immature publication, this is one kids’ activity book that contains stuff kids really want to do. Critical life skills, like how to hang a spoon off your nose and how to fake a really disgusting sneeze, are covered in definitive detail. Twenty-nine activities, all kid-approved and parent-tolerated.


  • Age Range: 3 and up
  • Spiral-bound: 70 pages
  • Publisher: Klutz Press; Spi edition (September 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1878257412
  • ISBN-13: 978-1878257413
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 6.2 x 1.8 inches

Know a kiddo who would love to make a Whoopie Cushion?  Or wants to stump a grown-up?  Or neeeeds to learn how to hang a spoon from their nose?  YOU DO?!

This book is for them.

If I remember correctly, this book was my go-to on hot summer days when we were indoors and had played all the games in the closet. As you can see from the pic (that’s our copy), it is well-worn and much loved.

I’m hanging on to this book, along with all the other Klutz books, as we wait for Sweet E to age-in to the fun.

I can’t wait to teach him The Grape Thru Your Head Trick, or Dead Finger, or How To Launch a Tennis Ball Off a Basketball, or any other shenanigans the book offers.

I imagine his mom and dad will just barely approve of our fun…

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Wednesday 12th of April 2017

[…] Forgive the blurriness of the pic and focus on the fun of the game! […]

Bohemian Babushka (@BBabushka)

Sunday 29th of June 2014

Gotta get this for the grandkids. (Oh Karma, I love thee!!) Here from the Grand Social 109; BB2U.

Patti Tucker

Sunday 29th of June 2014

Ha! They will love it!

Renee @ CreativeMamaMessyHouse

Wednesday 18th of June 2014

I had this book as a kid, but could never get the whoopee cushion to work just right. As a parent, I might have to buy this for my boys! Great summer entertainment!

Mrs. Tucker

Wednesday 18th of June 2014

Whoopee cushion win for the ages...or something like that!


Thursday 12th of June 2014

Lol!! My girls would get a kick out of this book.

Mrs. Tucker

Thursday 12th of June 2014

As you can see (in the comments), Boy (a grown man with his own family) still has fond memories of this fun!


Wednesday 11th of June 2014

I still do the belt loop ripping trick to people to this day. Never gets old.

Mrs. Tucker

Wednesday 11th of June 2014

Hahahaha! This makes me happier than you know! ~RIIIIIP~