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. Check out all our Cool Uncle Tricks.
The ol’ stick-a-pencil-up-your-nose-and-in-your-ear trick will leave your young nieces and nephews shrieking with both joy and terror. All you need is a pencil or pen. You could even use a straw if you’re at a restaurant and are wanting to entertain a toddler without a smartphone. Practice this trick in the mirror so you can see if you’re hiding the trick well enough. To add to the effect, make grimacing noises and faces to really sell the idea you’re actually shoving an object into your cranium.