Funny April Fools Pranks


JesterHere’s a collection of funny April Fools pranks you can play on your friends:

Soggy Socks

Carefully place small water balloons in the toe your victim’s shoes. When they slide their feet into the shoes they’ll get a squishy surprise.


Don’t Cry Over Spilled Beer

Tell a friend that you know a great trick. Put your hand palm-down on the table and balance a full glass of beer (or any liquid) on the back of your hand. Bet your friend that they can’t balance a glass on both hands at once (with your help to put them in place). As soon as you have the glasses balanced, stand up and walk out.



Sky Is Falling

Recruit a friend to help you with this prank. While the victim is sleeping, and it is still dark in the room, hold a white bed-sheet above them. Then suddenly awaken them, and release the sheet, or pull it down, so that it would seem as if the ceiling is falling!


The classic cling wrap door prank

Put cling film around the victim’s door frame of their room and turn all the lights out Then make a lot of noise in order to get them running out of the room and through the doorway.


Drink shower

Take a Styrofoam cup and put a small hole in the bottom. Stick a straw in the hole and then fill the cup with a beverage (the straw needs to fit the hole perfectly so the liquid won’t leak). When you hand your victim the drink they’ll pull on the straw and all the liquid will pour out through the hole in the cup.


Oooops.  Sorry about that dent

Put a note on your victim’s car that says “Sorry about the damage to your car. Call me so we can swap insurance information.” Include a fake name and phone number and yuck it up while they search in vain for the damage to their car.


Has anyone seen my dog?

Attach an old leash to the back bumper of the victim’s car. Attach a collar to the leash so it drags on the ground.  Chase them down and explain that you saw the neighbor briefly attach their dog to the bumper while they stopped to scoop up some pooh.


Toilet fun

Put a piece of bubblewrap under the toilet seat so when your victim sits, they are surprised by a loud pops.


You Spilled What

Unscrew the cap of a bottle of nail polish and set it sideways on a piece of waxed paper, letting the contents flow out into a puddle. When it dries completely, peel it off of the paper. Now you can put it anywhere and trick someone into thinking there is spilled nail polish.


Stop the Calls

If the victim has a phone with a hook that presses down when the handset is in the cradle, tape it down. When he or she answers a call it will keep ringing.


AutoCorrect funnies

If the victim uses Microsoft Word, go into the victim’s computer and change the auto-correct feature so it misspells common words. Just open Word, choose “AutoCorrect Options” from the Tools menu, and have it replace common words like “the” and “and” with wacky words like “doofus” or “poop.”


Holy Crap, it’s HIM!

When you’ve stopped at traffic lights, glance over at the driver next to you and do a double-take. Then, with a panicked expression on your face, lock all the doors.


Icy Keys

“Borrow” your victim’s keys the night before April 1st. Put them in a glass of water and put the glass in the freezer (make sure any electronics are detached unless of course, you are extremely cruel). You can use string and a paperclip “hook” to float the keys so they stay in the center of the ice. In the morning, leave the glass on the table for them.


Peee You – you stink

Scoop about an inch of deodorant from the top of the victim’s stick deodorant. Then take a slice of cream cheese and carefully insert it into the deodorant container, sculpting it so it looks like deodorant. Put the top back on.


Ouch – my eye!

Wet a tissue with milk and run around holding the tissue to your eye pretending you stuck your pen in your eye, when somebody comes close, squeeze the tissue to make the milk spurt out all over the place.


Funny photo switch

Find a small picture of a monkey (or anything else you think is funny) and use temporary glue (a glue stick works well) to place it over the photo on the victim’s driver’s license. Then send them out for beer, or find some other excuse to send them somewhere where they will need to show their ID.


No Control

Block the signal on the TV remote with a tiny piece of black paper, or use a small piece of black electrical tape.


Confetti Shower

If it’s raining on April’s Fools Day: put some confetti into their umbrella, close it and wait for the victim to open it.


That’s Gonna Leave a Mark

Take a quarter and use a pencil to trace around it–this will leave pencil dust all along the edge of the coin. Hide this coin in your hand for now. Go to your victim and tell him you want to show them a trick. Tell him you can do something that you bet he can’t. Take a quarter (a new quarter, not the “marked” quarter) and roll in down your face from the top of your forehead, over your nose, and down to your chin. Challenge your victim to do the same thing–handing them the “marked” quarter. When your victim finishes, congratulate them and walk away trying not to smile at the long black marks running down their face.


Coins on the sidewalk

Superglue some coins to the sidewalk or any spot that has a lot of people walking around. Make sure it’s an appropriate place, then watch people trying to get the coins.


Paperclip stuck in printer or copier

Make some copies of a paperclip. Then put them into the paper tray of the copier. People will go nuts trying to find the paperclip stuck in the printer.



Steal all the victim’s pens and replace them with pens that have the caps glued on.


Help, I’ve been kidnapped!

Write “Help, I’m being held captive in a toilet paper factory,” on an inner sheet of toilet paper.


Do you have any messages for me?

Coordinate several people to help you play this prank. Have them take turns throughout the day calling the victim and asking for “Larry.” At the end of the day, have someone make the final call and say “This is Larry. Do you have any messages for me?”


Hello, Mr. Lyon?

Leave a phone message for the victim that says that a “Mr. Lyon” called (or Mr. Behr also works), and wants to be called back. Then list the phone number of the local zoo.


How I met your mother

Print flyers for your friend.  “GWM living with mommy looking for daddy. Prefer big black men, long walks on the beach, and being spanked. Call me anytime (cell phone # of friend).”  Leave one sitting on his desk and a stack sitting on your desk.  Tell your friend you distributed them all over town.  Then have someone call the friend in an hour or so claiming they found the flyer in the local market and would like to meet him.


Car whistle in my tailpipe

Take a long, narrow potato (one that will fit well into an exhaust pipe) and drill a hole in it long ways. Then rig a whistle in one end or find one of those long, thin whistles and stick it in the potato hole. Potato goes in the tailpipe. When the victim gets in the car and starts it up they’ll wonder where the hell that noise is coming from!


Ghost purse

Take an old purse and tie a long length of fishing line to the purse handle.  Lay the purse in the middle of the road and run the fishing line to the ditch or curb nearby.  Hold onto the line and hide.  When a victim stops to retrieve the purse, yank the line hard pulling the purse out of the way.



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