April Fools’ Day Prank Ideas



Kirsten Pizzico, Staff Writer

This year, April Fools’ takes place on a Friday. You can make the most of this foolish holiday by doing a series of pranks. Make it a day your friends and family won’t forget with some of these ideas.

The first idea requires barely any effort but will definitely be worth the reaction. All you need is your remote and a tiny piece of tape. If you put the tape on the remote sensor, it will not be able to pick anything while pushing the buttons. It will appear like the remote is broken.

Secondly, do you have any leftover Halloween decorations? If you have any fake spiders, lay them around the house. If you have creepy decorations, put them outside the doors of your house to scare your family. If you want to do the insect idea but don’t have any old decorations, you can print and cut out paper bugs and put them on the inside of lamps so that when the lamp turns on, there will be a silhouette of a small creature!

An easy but messy prank only involves glitter and a fan. Put glitter on the blades of the fan and when someone turns on the fan, glitter will fall from the sky. It’s a really pretty prank, but will require a lot of cleaning up. If you really want to mess with your friends, this prank will require a sign and a marker. Put a large piece of paper or poster on the back of your friend’s car where they can’t see, and write “honk and smile.” It will really confuse them, but the friendliness could make their day!

This next prank will definitely result in some giggles. All you need are googly eyes for this one. Glue or tape googly eyes to pieces of fruit like apples, bananas, or oranges. This could also work with boxes of cereal or things in your pantry. Another easy prank only requires bubble wrap. You could find some from a package or get some from things around your house or in your basement that may have been wrapped in it. All you have to do is put a sheet of it under a rug and wait for someone to step on it. It will surely be a surprise to here cracking when they walk on it.

This last prank involves printed out pictures of famous people. It can be a bit of work but will definitely pay off. If your door has a peep hole, print out a small picture of someone famous and put it on the outside of the peep hole. If you don’t have one, you can always find a window and do the same thing. This could also be used with a picture of something scary if you really want to mess with your family.

Make this an April Fools’ Day that will make you laugh and one your family won’t forget! I hope these ideas are helpful!