Klutz Press

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Klutz is a publishing company started in Palo Alto, California in 1977 and acquired by Scholastic Inc. in 2002. The first Klutz book was a how-to guide titled Juggling for the Complete Klutz, which came provided with juggling beanbags attached in a mesh bag. The book was created by three friends who graduated from Stanford University: Darrell Lorentzen, John Cassidy, and B.C. Rimbeaux.[1] Since then the company has continued to specialize in activity-driven books sold along with other items needed for the activity. Not all the books are about developing a skill; there has also been a geography book containing, among other physical attachments, packets of rice corresponding to the average daily caloric intake among the poorest people of the world. Many of their books are spiral bound and teach various crafts. The items needed are usually included with the book, e.g. the juggling guide. The Klutz credo is: Create wonderful things, be good, have fun.[2]

Selected List of Publications[edit]


  • Capsters: Turn Bottle Caps into Cool Collectibles
  • Felted Friends
  • Knitting
  • Make Clay Charms
  • Mini Pom Pom Pets
  • Potholders
  • Pom Pom Monster Salon
  • Pom Pom Puppies
  • String Art
  • Tissue Paper Crafts
  • Twirled Paper
  • Twirly Q's
  • Washi Tape Stickers
  • Window Art


  • Beaded Bands
  • Bead Loom Bracelets
  • Fashion Forms
  • Glossy Bands
  • Headbands and Hairstyles
  • Loop Loom Bracelets
  • Mini Capsters Jewelry
  • My Style Studio
  • Paper Fashions
  • Paper Fashions Fancy
  • Safety Pin Bracelets
  • Scoubidou
  • Shrink Art Jewelry


  • Air Power
  • Battery Science
  • Chain Reactions
  • Crazy Action Contraptions
  • Gotcha Gadgets
  • Solar Car
  • Straw Shooter Jets

Featuring Unique Toys[edit]

  • The Bubble Book
  • The Book of Impossible Objects


  • Cats Cradle
  • Juggling for the Complete Klutz
  • The Klutz Book of Paper Airplanes
  • The Klutz Book of Knots


  • Doodle Journal
  • Doodle Journal: Write in White
  • The Encyclopedia of Immaturity Volume I
  • The Encyclopedia of Immaturity Volume II
  • The Klutz Book of Inventions
  • The Klutz Book of Magic
  • Thumb Wars The Ultimate Guide
  • Tricky Video


  1. ^ Thirty Years of Klutz: From Juggling John to Chicken Socks from the Klutzs Insider newsletter 2007 - access via the internet April 6, 2009
  2. ^ Klutz History on official website

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