I hope that you are all well and safe.
If laughter is the best medicine April Fool’s Day it the perfect time to get a full dosage. Here are some easy pranks you can pull in your household to bring some levity to our current situation.
I also think fresh flowers are naturally uplifting. We made it home from France and migrated north from Seattle to our cabin on Orcas islands which is covered with thick groves of daffodils! Mother Nature truly inspired this arrangement.
I love setting up pranks on April Fool’s day. It is so fun to hold on to the devious secret of what is about to happen and then to see the reactions when your innocent victim walks right into the trap!
Do you have any good prank ideas? Please share them in the comments below so we can all try them out.
Here are some of our favorite pranks you can play on your friends and family all day long…
Magic color cereal: put a few drops of food coloring at the bottom of a cereal bowl, pour the cereal on top of the food coloring. Serve it with a glass of milk on the side. When the breakfast bunch pours in the milk the color will emerge!
Night before prep required:
Make jello and pour it into a juice glass to gel. Serve it as juice in the morning.
Freeze glasses of milk or juice to serve in the morning.
Fill a cereal bowl 3/4 full of water and freeze it. In the morning give cereal fans the bowl and watch them try to pour in the cereal.
Take the bag of cereal out of the box and fill it with sytrofoam peanuts, marshmallows, pretzels, dog food or whatever you have around!
Poke holes in the bottom of a paper cup and offer someone a “roadie”!!
Buy already baked pound cake from the grocery store, slice it like bread. Make up butterscotch pudding the night before. “Spread” the pudding and some jelly onto a slice of the pound cake and top it with another slice for a sweet “p,b&j”.
For sweet grilled cheese, toast the slices of pound cake, add a few drops of yellow food coloring to the pudding (to make it look like cheddar cheese) and spread it thinly on a slice of the pound cake, top it with another slice of pound cake so it looks like a melted cheese sandwich.
Open the bottom of an individual serving size bag of chips carefully. Pour out the chips and replace them with cereal , Styrofoam peanuts, dog biscuits, whatever you have. Use double stick tape to reseal the bottom of the bag.
Imbed a gummy worm in a lunch bag apple.
For surprising side, use vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce and make it look like mashed potatoes and gravy next to your regular dinner (then you don’t have to worry about dessert).
Morning pranks which require some late night maneuvers
When the kids go to sleep you can very gently move them so they wake up in their siblings bed, very confusing.
Depending on deeply they sleep, you can apply a large bandage or wrap their arm in an ACE bandage, when they wake up and ask why they have it on you can say “oh dear, you don’t remember”??
Sprinkle baby powder in the hair dryers, it will spray all over when the hairdryer is turned on.
This is a good one you can help the kids play on your spouse/ roomate: sprinkle A LOT of salt in their hair. Have the kids scratch their head in front of the spouse and talk about it until he/she looks to see what is the matter! The horrors!! You can easily brush all of the salt out into the sink after the prank is pulled.
Smear a little Vaseline on the razor blade, for a slick shave.
With the water turned off, wrap a rubber band around the kitchen sink sprayer handle, whoever turns on the sink will get an extra shower.
Rub some liquid soap on doorknobs.
Stuff newspapers in the toes of shoes.
“Frost” a cake sized, or sheet of brownie sized box (a shirt gift box) with canned frosting and leave it in the office kitchen with a plastic knife and a sign saying “help yourself”.
Disable your office mates mouse by covering the mouse ball with a sticky note. Make sure the sticky portion doesn’t touch the mouse ball, just the paper part. Trim the sides of the note so they can’t see why their mouse isn’t working – this can be fun on the home computer as well.
Call your spouse or roomate and say that someone called and left a very urgent message about a missed appointment and they want them to call back right away. Give them the phone number to the zoo and tell them to ask for “Mr. Lyon”.
This is a great after school prank to do with the kids: tie a purse to the end of the fishing line on a fishing pole. Put the purse out in the middle of a road or sidewalk. Hide. When people stop to pick up the purse, reel it in a little, it’s amazing how long people will follow a moving purse!!
Pretend to run out of gas on the way home, add lots of drama to the situation!
We hope you enjoy a lot of laughs with you family and friends. Please share your favorite pranks by clicking on “comments” below. If you don’t see “comments” below click on “Splendid Market”, this will take you to the blog where you can comment.