18 Easy April Fool’s Pranks To Pull On Family & Friends (All Written Out & 10 Caught On Video)
(7 more pranks added in new video.. including the ‘ol pregnnacy scare trick & much more. I wouldn’t do that to hub, but it looked really real, but no worries, it was just great acting!))
My little April Fool’s jokesters are 5 years & 4 weeks old.
Here is a video I made about 10 great April Fool’s gags to play on your family (and friends to, if you wish.) I am going to add some more below that are NOT seen in this video (after the first 10) because I am going to try and make one more video if possible, before the ‘big day’. You can watch how they are set up and how they play out in the video. We had some fun with this one. Enjoy it, and be sure to check out pranks of another year gone by for more April Fool’s ideas. Only 2 more days to go!
**Sorry, I don’t have time to add pictures to each of these this morning, but do read! You’ll get them all 😛 .**
1) Put the house up for sale.
Buy a fake ‘for sale’ sign (I got one from the dollar store) and attach it to a wooden stake/ stick and watch your kids go crazy when they pull up from school, etc. (Or your wife when she pulls into the driveway if it looks convincing enough.) Best for the kids though. When they look all dazed and confused go and spring it on them that they are headed towards some unsavory place to live. A good example, in my book, is Alaska. Brrrrrr… :lol:. However, you can be as creative as you want to be.
2) Put toothpaste, shaving cream, etc. (something that is all white and will stay in place pretty much) in the ‘ol Oreo cookie.
Scrape out the insides, fill and replace back into the carton. Watch them chomp on in and feel minty fresh or totally disgusted. (Well, it is pretty gross no matter which way you slice it.)
3) Change the language setting on a cell phone or iPad.
When your loved one turns it on they will be quite confused by what they are seeing. They will be trying like crazy to get it back to normal as you sit back, laugh and scream… ‘APRIL FOOLS!’
4) Paint the pen tips in the house with clear nail polish.
Isn’t it frustrating when pens in the house don’t write? One is bad enough, but two, three, four or more. It will make someone CRAZY!!! You can fix them later with a dab of nail polish remover.
5) The cereal switch.
This is a super easy one. Switch the bags of cereal from one box into another. The person will be expecting the cereal they want to have only to be faked out with another kind when they give the box a pour.
6) Funky milk =’s bad breakfast.
This is another simple cereal prank you can easily play on the kids since you likely make their breakfast. Put 3 drops of food coloring into the bottom of their breakfast bowl. (Choose a white or other lightly-colored bowl only so they can see it best.) Fill the bowl with their cereal and wait. As soon as they pour the milk into the bowl of cereal it will light up in a pretty color of your choosing. Watch their utter confusion. Is the milk way, way past the expiration date? Does that make it turn pink, blue, green, red? The world may never know as it leaves no trace of the evidence behind. That is if you don’t blab, of course. (But you will!)
7) Gross cream cheese on the deodorant prank.
This is easy and disgusting. Just take some cream cheese from the fridge and spread a nice layer (not too thick or it will be noticeable and may hit the cap underneath) and spread it on nice and seamlessly. (As smoothly as possible.) Men don’t stare at their deodorant. I guess this would also work for a woman to IF she is using a non-clear gel or a roll on.) They will get their pit white and funky, possibly also onto their clothing. It’s a good laugh.
8 ) Helium balloon in the toilet surprise.
MAKE SURE THE BALLOON ISN’T FILLED TOO MUCH! If it is it will get stuck in the toilet bowl. The person may pee on themselves if they don’t notice, which could be another prank, but not a prank that most will be laughing at if they have to go off to work or to school. It must fit inside of the rim with some room to spare and not be so large as to be very noticeable as your loved one goes to sit down and gets a surprise as a rising balloon comes up behind them when they open up the toilet seat to sit down. It can shock a little. The least obvious color would be white or yellow, but for easy to prank kids any color will do. For a stand up pee-er color doesn’t matter. Just make sure the balloon fits and close the lid. It will still be shocking to see a balloon rise up to the ceiling.
9) Cracked cell phone/ iPad screen app.
Some of these are not that convincing, but they will work really well on little kids. On the phone, unlike in my video, it definitely will look better as the screens are smaller. They have various apps to create a cracked screen effect, so steal the phone and find a good one to trick someone really good with.
10) A ‘popping good’ surprise.
This is a trick that you will need to buy those poppers with the little string that hangs out side of the popper. You pull that string and BOOM! You also have to remember to put it at the right height for your intended target. You want to prank them, not have it shoot off directly in their faces at eye level, of course. You run the string part across the seam of the door where it opens, and you must make sure the popper is secured well with strong tape on both the door and the door frame on the other side. When done right it will make a nice booming noise (not heart attack causing.. just enough) and confetti string will pop out from inside. What a way to be welcomed back home.
11) Bake some faux ‘brownies’.
Grab a baking sheet and put some tin foil over a bunch of ‘cut out E’S’ that you already made with brown construction paper, and watch the disappointment on people’s faces. Hey, you didn’t lie. They are definitely BROWNEEEEEEE’S! (Healthier to!) Be convincing and pull them right out of the cold oven if you wish, or simply hold up the covered tray and say, ”Do you guys want a brownie?”
12) The spray & soak.
I do this one numerous times on April Fool’s Day to my husband, and it gets him every darn time. He has to keep changing shirts. This gag will only work if you have a sprayer attached to your sink. If not, you can try to put a thinner piece of heavy duty clear tape across the actual facet bottom where the water comes out, but it’s not a guarantee for success. I put heavy, clear tape around the trigger of the sprayer to hold it down and keep it in place. When somebody turns on the water it instantly shoots them right in the face and/or body, soaking them.
13) Salt in the coffee pot.
If you have a family full of coffee lovers, this is a very simple prank to pull off. Grab the salt, and when nobody is looking put some into the main pot where the coffee is at. Don’t put SO much in that it may not melt in time. It’s got to be nice and hot or the salt will fall to the bottom and take longer to dissipate, however, it is definitely invisible to the naked eye when done right. They will not notice, but the flavor ‘BLAH’… that they surely will. ”Who made this pot of coffee? It is disgusting!” If your guy, gal, friend, etc. already has a cup poured or is a one cup of coffee maker/ drinker, you can still do this trick. Just slip in some salt and stir quickly while they aren’t looking.
14) Coke or is it? The soy sauce prank.
Got little or big Coke fans in the house? Shock them. Buy some Sprite and mix some soy sauce in with it. The color will look EXACTLY like regular or diet coke, but it sure will not taste like it when they dive in for a nice refreshing sip. ICK!
15) Yummy sundae or no?
Kids want some ice cream? Honey got a sweet tooth? Used some mashed potatoes instead of vanilla ice cream and as the ‘sauce’ use really dark gravy or lighter gravy if they like caramel sauce. One bite, and the look on their faces will be priceless!
16) The frustrating, soap-less shower.
Paint a bar of soap with clear nail polish and let it dry. Then put it on the soap tray in the shower. When used by someone it will not lather up at all like it should, becoming very frustrating (and funny!)
***Want to scare your partner?**
(17 & 18)
17) Hide out in the shower, and when he or she is going to the bathroom, pop out from behind the partially closed shower curtain with a knife or some scary instrument (axe, etc.) in hand. Psycho here you come. And naturally, do not use the knife. Courts won’t find it funny 😆 . Don’t do this one to the kids, folks. That would just be cruel to scare them like that. You’ll give them nightmares.
18) Alternately, you can hide underneath the bed near where he or she sits down to put on their sneakers or shoes and then grab their ankle like in the movie ‘Carrie’. It’s sure to get a quick scream out of them.
Got some cool pranks to pull? Let us know about them!