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7 Ways to Prank Your Family on April Fool’s Day

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7 Ways to Prank Your Family on April Fool's Day

Do you like playing harmless and silly pranks on your family? Here are a few funny and easy April Fool’s ideas sure to bring some giggles this April 1st.


Ice Cream Mashed Potatoes April Fools

“Ice Cream” Sundaes

Use an ice cream scooper to serve up these “ice cream” Sundaes that are actually made from mashed potatoes and gravy. Don’t they look so realistic?


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Bug on a Lampshade

Tape a plastic bug (find plastic spiders at your local dollar store!) on the inside of a lampshade and then ask a family member to turn on the light. Yikes!


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Donut Box Trick

Grab a donut box and fill it with fresh veggies for a funny fake out!


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Oreo Cookie Trick

Replace Oreo cookie filling with toothpaste! Use a butter knife to scrape off the Oreo filling and place a little white toothpaste in the middle of one side. When you put it back together, it looks exactly like a real Oreo cookie! Collin actually pranked her kiddos with this trick back in 2013!


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That’s Not Orange Juice

You know that orange powdered cheese packet that comes with packaged Mac and Cheese? Pour it into a pitcher, mix with water, and it looks exactly like orange juice! Haha!


April Fools Lunchbox Prank Hip2Save.com

Cracker Jack Carrots

For a funny lunch box prank, replace a snack box like Cracker Jacks with fresh baby carrots. This trick also works well with a small bag of chips. Just remember to seal the package back up with a little double sided tape for a more realistic effect! 🙂


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“Spaghetti and Meatballs” Cupcakes

Try this easy cupcake recipe for a fun and yummy April Fool’s treat. They look so realistic!


Also here’s a fun April Fool’s Day book for the kids!

Have you pulled off a great April Fool’s prank? Please share in comments below!


Written by Lina for Hip2Save. Lina is a proud mom of 2 kiddos who loves photography, all holidays, cooking, thrift store makeovers, bargain shopping, and DIY makeovers. Her goal is to create a beautiful life and stylish home on a dime!

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Comments 93

  1. April

    My daughter colored “E”‘s brown, and then asked people if they wanted a Brown-ie. When they said “Yes” – she handed them the brown E!

  2. Karen

    I made solid milk with knox gelatin. You can find the “recipe online. The milk looks normal but it’s solid like very thick gelatin. Too funny when the kids try to take a drink!!

  3. alicia

    I found this idea somewhere, so I can’t claim it as my own, but it got an awesome response! I printed a picture of the guitarist from Guns ‘n’ Roses, Slash. I taped it to my husband’s car tire and told him it looked like his tire had been “slashed!” He had a small panic attack, then got a good laugh out of the actual slashing. 🙂

    • Lina D

      Oh that’s funny! Ha

  4. Kim

    I unwrapped a ton of chocolate Hershey’s eggs and then rewrapped using grapes and put them in my kids’ lunch boxes.

    • Lina D

      So funny!

  5. Jennifer Gilbert

    We got the Harry Potter Jelly beans and beanboozled jellybeans and will be filling eggs with those among other candy for easter egg hunt.

    • amy111

      I did that for my teen!

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