Every year on the 1st April, people play April Fool’s Day pranks and jokes on each other, and newspapers and TV programs may run hoax stories. The jokes and pranks seem to get more elaborate every year.
It’s not really known how the practice started but what is known is that it’s very popular and great fun! Below is a selection of the best pranks you can play on people on this day.
1. Toilet Shock
Print out a life-size photo of a face. You can choose anyone’s face – your own, a family member’s, or a monster or clown face from the internet. Fix the picture face-side up to the underside of the toilet seat and then put the lid down. The next time someone goes to the toilet and lifts the lid, they’ll get a real shock!
2. Leaky Cup
Use a pin to make some holes in a paper cup, near the top. Then later offer a friend or family member a drink and when they accept fill the cup to just below the holes. Give them the drink and then laugh as it leaks out of the holes onto their top as they drink it. Make sure you use a drink that doesn’t stain though!
3. Noisy Car
Fasten a balloon over the tail-pipe of someone’s car. When they start the car, the balloon will burst with a bang.
4. Wet Door
This classic prank involves filling a paper cup with water and placing it on top of a slightly open door. As soon as someone pushes the door to open it fully the water will fall onto the victim’s head.
5. Colorful Milk
If your milk comes in cardboard cartons, i.e. you can’t see the milk, then open one of them and some food coloring to the milk. The next person to use the milk will get quite a surprise when they pour it!
6. Disgusting Eater
Hide some food in a trash can and wait until someone walks by. As they do, take the food from the trash can and eat it and watch for the disgusted look on the passer by’s face.
7. Minty Oreos
Take an Oreo apart and remove the cream. Replace it with toothpaste and put the Oreo back together. Then offer it to an unsuspecting friend.
8. Malfunctioning Mouse
Stick part of a Post-It Note over the ball of someone’s computer mouse to stop it working. Don’t forget to write “April Fools” on the Post-It so they see it when they turn their mouse over to work out why it isn’t working.
9. Non-Lathering Soap
Paint a bar of soap completely with clear nail polish so that it won’t lather.
10. Do You Want Salt With That?
Replace the sugar in the sugar bowl with salt and watch people’s faces when they put sugar in their coffee or tea or on their cereal in the morning!
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