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• Last updated: June 6, 2021

Cool Uncle Tricks: How to Make a Grass Whistle

How to Make a Grass Whistle illustration.

An essential part of being an awesome uncle is having a repertoire of tricks and jokes that will amaze your nieces and nephews, and crack them up. So from time to time we’ll be offering you current and future uncles out there a tutorial on some gags that’ll have them thinking you’re the coolest dude in the world.

A common theme of cool uncle tricks is that they 1) make your nieces and nephews laugh, while 2) annoying the rest of the adults. The shrieking sound emitted by the grass whistle has got this covered in spades. It’s a great one to bust out for those Fourth of July BBQs and fireworks-watching parties. And here’s a bonus trick that also involves grass: use a blade to tickle the ankles of those you’re sitting behind. They’ll spend the evening slapping away imaginary mosquitoes!

  1. Place a nice thick blade of grass between your two thumbs.
  2. Place back of thumbs against your mouth and blow! You know you’re successful by the annoying screeching sound coming out from your thumbs.

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Illustrated by Ted Slampyak

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