13 Harmless Pranks To Pull On April Fools Day

13 Harmless Pranks To Pull On April Fools Day

Posted by Tyler Ward on

Super Soaker Kitchen

This is a good prank for mom - if your kitchen sink has a spray nozzle, use a rubber band or tape to secure it in the "on" position and then ask someone to get you a drink of water. When the water is turned on, they’ll get sprayed!

Rise and Shine!
This is a great prank for moms and dads to play on kids, if April Fool's day is on the weekend, start the day by waking your kids up like any other school day and go through the routine, just like any other school day. Drive them to school and just before pulling up to the school, announce April Fools!

Leave a Message
Take your friend’s cell phone and tape it under a chair, under a desk, or hide it somewhere not obvious. When they come back into the room, call their phone. Watch them try to find the phone!

Late Breaking News


Get up early to get the newspaper. Replace the middle of today's paper with yesterday's paper. Watch in quiet amusement as people can't find the continuation of the cover story!

Sleep Tight
Got a sound sleeper in your midst? Get a roll of cling wrap (or package sealing shrink wrap) and secure the sleeper into place. When he/she wakes up he/she won't be able to move.  Note: Covering the victim’s face is not recommended as they may never wake up again.

Mower Mishap


Rig a friend’s lawnmower with a plastic bag full of feathers or fur and hamburger meat. Secure the bag of stuff with duct tape securely to the bottom of the lawn mower above the blade. When your friend starts mowing, the vibrating will slowly shake the bag loose, and then, “fur” and “guts” will fly everywhere! This one is especially good if your friend has a small dog or pet.

Do NOT Open!

Put a "Do Not Enter" sign on your room door. Secure a piece of cardboard into the upper door frame (opposite the hinge side of the door) so the cardboard extends four inches or so into the room. Close the door and leave it slightly ajar so the door is holding the cardboard. Set a plastic cup (Big Gulp size) filled with water on the cardboard. When the door is opened, despite your warning to not enter, the intruder will get doused.

Redecorating on a Budget
When given the opportunity to house sit (water plants and bring in the mail) for some friends, you are not only given a key but, with it, a license to cause all sorts of pranks and mischief. I had this opportunity myself and when the couple came home from vacation to their two-level townhouse, they found all of the furnishings from one floor moved to the other and visa versa. After their initial confusion, they broke into laughter, then called me on the phone and read me the “riot act” (tongue in cheek). Note: Helping them restore their furnishings to their original location is recommended.

Freaky Phantom Phones

Nab a friend's cell phone or answering machine and record a new message on the order of, "This is the FBI. All calls being made to this phone number are being traced and logged." If you can then change their Facebook status to, "Just got arrested, can someone call me?" The prank will get that much better!

Is Max There?
Phone somebody, and when they answer ask for Max. Repeat this four or five times (using different people each time heightens the effect). Finally ring and when the person answers say, “Hi, this is Max have there been any calls for me?"

Bogus Recall Notice

When a friend purchases a new car and is bragging it up a bit too much, call their phone and leave this message, "This is Mr. Frank, the customer service representative from _______ [dealer name]. There's been a recall on your [car model], it is very dangerous to drive your car in its current condition. Please return your car to the dealer as soon as possible. And, if at all possible try not to make any left turns when returning the car to our service department – no appointment will be necessary, just come in between 9am to 5pm. We’re sorry about this inconvenience. I assure you that the problem will be corrected at no cost to you."

Tic Tac Teeth
When you see your server coming your way slip a few white Tic Tacs in your mouth. When the server asks how everything is stick your tongue in your cheek and with labored speech say, "I didn't want to complain, but the steak is a little tough..." That being said, spit out the Tic Tacs as if you've lost a few teeth trying to chew the meat.

Dribble Can
While someone isn't looking, place a small push pin hole in the side of their soda/pop/beer can just below where they drink. Every time they drink they will be dribbling on themselves.


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