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Fun (and Funny) DIY April Fool’s Day Easter Egg Hunt

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Want a funny Easter activity idea?

Easter happens to fall on April 1st this year, which means it’s a perfect opportunity to have a silly April Fool’s themed Easter Egg Hunt!

Here are some fun ideas you can EASILY pull off to ‘fool” your kiddos. The best part is most of these supplies can be found inexpensively at your local Dollar Tree!

1.) Super Glued Eggs

How about gluing some fill-able plastic Easter eggs shut with super glue for a sneaky trick!?

2.) Money Fake-Out

Instead of using real money, try filling eggs with pretend currency (fake lottery tickets would be funny too)!

3.) Surprise Wrapped “Chocolate” Eggs

These little treats appear to be wrapped chocolate eggs, but they’re really (are you ready for this?) GRAPES! Gotcha! To achieve this look, simply color small pieces of aluminum foil squares using Sharpie markers, then wrap grapes.

4.) Veggie Filled Eggs

I’m not sure about your kids, but veggies would be the last item my kids would want in an Easter Egg! LOL

After all that faking out, you may want to gift the kids some REAL candy so they’re not completely bummed out! Be prepared with these creative Edible Easter Baskets made from supplies you can find at Dollar Tree!

Do you have any funny April Fool’s Easter Egg Hunt ideas? Please share with us in the comments!

Lina ( loves cooking new recipes, thrift store shopping, and DIY home decor projects.


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  1. Tonya

    How fun! Thanks for the fabulous ideas. Love the fake money since we always put real money in our kids Easter eggs.

    • Lina D

      You’re so welcome!

  2. happy

    I must not have a sense of humor. But, I could imagine most little kids would be frustrated and then sad. Right up there with getting a lump of real genuine coal in their stocking…..and nothing else. I don’t think it would be funny if you were little and so excited in anticipation of getting candy.

    • Becky

      I get your concern. But, I think it’s just some of the eggs filled this way, not all of them. I would think people would make sure to fill most of them with candy.

      • happy

        I would hope so. Imagining the scenario with my family, it almost seemed like too sadistic, mean and just cruel of a joke. Like you would need a really sick sense of humor to do this to my nieces and nephews.
        I mean this is the Easter candy. I didn’t know if messing with that was crossing the line. Not a funny joke.
        I have always had a BIG sweet tooth and candy was a rare treat. At least, I probably would have cried as a not such a small child. Haha! 🙂
        My husband is some sort of weird freak that does not like candy. So, hopefully, my baby-on-the-way will like healthier foods.:P

        • Becky

          Congrats on the baby on the way!!!

    • Rochelle

      I hope parents would have the good sense to figure out what is age appropriate as well as what kids might be too sensitive for these types of tricks.

      • happy

        I guess this would be funny for some children.
        As an adult, I would probably cry. Haha! 🙂 I would wonder if this was all a bad dream But, I’m a total chocoholic/candyholic. :p

      • MommySpendsLess

        I agree Rochelle. My 8yo daughter still kind of believes in the Easter Bunny so I wouldn’t try this on this particular holiday or if I did I’d have to make sure my trick eggs looked different than the “Easter Bunny” eggs or at least “gather up” his eggs to make sure she knows the Bunny isn’t pranking her. But if I did something similar on her birthday (fake presents) she would think it was funny – or at least I’d get that half-exasperated look she’s perfecting waaayyy to early LOL. Long story short, she’d get the joke as long as she didn’t think the Bunny was mad at her. A couple years ago I wouldn’t have tricked her and I wouldn’t try it with my 3yo niece. I may try the super glued ones with her dad (my brother) though LOL

        • MommySpendsLess

          “Her dad” meaning my niece’s dad!!! 😄 I realized that could be misinterpreted since I used ‘her’ to mean my daughter most of the comment

    • ella

      I guess it would depend on the kids. Older kids- especially in my family who love a good joke, would probably really get a laugh out of this. (Of course, they would appreciate some not so funny stuff in their Easter basket too!) My youngest still cracks up over the time I added gelatin to harden their juice for April fool’s day (add a straw and they try to drink, but nothing comes up 🙂

  3. Mrs. Cotto

    I love these ideas. I had not realized Easter falls on April Fools this year,so it is a wonderful heads up. These cute ideas are gonna be a hit this year lol. Thanks!!!

    • Lina D

      You’re welcome!

  4. B

    My kids would actually love the grapes, lol

    • Sara

      When I was a kid, I would too. I would have also liked the carrots. Then and now, I am not a fan of Peeps and robins eggs. I would be insulted and angry if my parents had tried fake money.

    • Lina D


  5. HipMomof3

    Love these ideas!

  6. SquishyShelli

    Oh I love these ideas so much! Thanks for sharing, Easter is going to be fun this year 😂

  7. hahn

    I think it also depends on the kids. My kids would totally think it’s hilarious but we are a joking around type of family! But I know someone I work with who’s kids don’t know how to take me because they are very literal and serious. They do not “joke.” To each their own !

    • Lina D

      Yes, exactly!

    • Jennifer

      I think it’s good to joke around with kids. It makes them not take everything so seriously so when someone laughs at them when they do something embarrassing they can laugh at themselves a little. This is coming from the mom who sent her kid to school with Brown “e’s” last year to trick all her teachers and friends so maybe I am too far the other way, lol..

  8. Jenn

    Our littles have severe food allergies so most candy is off limits for them, looking forward to wrapping some grapes this year. Thanks!

    • Lina D

      Ha! Sure- have fun!

  9. tia

    this is awesome! yah….you do need to know your audience.

    something else fun i’ve seen….(for older kids who can be out later). put glow sticks/bracelets in easter eggs and hide them–have a glow-in-the-dark egg hunt!

    • Lina D

      Thanks Tia! Great ideas 👍

  10. Melissa

    Love these ideas! I always try to come up with something fun and harmless for April fool’s day and was starting to think about what to do with it being Easter too.


    All the kids are grown in our family but we do an adult Easter egg hunt each year, (no alcohol). Trying to think how to incorporate April Fools into this years hunt.

    • BG

      If you have them hunt by color for the eggs hide 5 and say there are 6 of each color.

  12. Shannon

    😂 this is awesome!!!! I am so doing this. Thanks so much for posting this. My kids are going to kill me. I hate wait!!!!

    • Shannon

      “Can’t” wait. My kids are preteens. I wouldn’t do it if they were super young and didn’t understand. I always trick the kids one way or another on April Fools Day. They won’t be expecting it on Easter. I’m super excited!

      • Lina D

        Yes mine are 9 and 12 – perfect for this stuff! Yay!

    • Lina D

      Ha enjoy!

  13. *Angela-Miles*

    Made those edible Easter baskets the year before last with sale candy i got at Kroger. They turned out really well an used up some of my old scrapbook supplies.
    Love the April fools ideas, gonna use the Reynolds wrap one an make fake coins 😉

    • Lina D

      Oh fun!! Great idea 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  14. JA

    My kids are 13 and 16 and I’m totally pranking them this year. But they will get goodies too. 😂😂

    • Lina D

      So fun! Yes of course! Love Easter goodies 👍

  15. Allison

    I Personally think the fake money and the fake lottery tickets are just mean. Glued shut eggs and things like that are harmless fun. But to watch a kid or even an adult get excited about money and already be thinking how they would spend it. 🙁Doesn’t seem like entertainment to me.

    • Spiritual Margaret

      Lighten up Allison! It’s good for children to learn to joke and laugh and not take things too seriously.

      • Kandy

        I would definitely do the money for older kids who would recognize it as fake, but not for little ones who might not.

        • Deb

          I would as well. My 9 yr old may not find it as funny but they’d know the money is FAKE. it’s all a little harmless fun and honestly candy, money and gum get boring! i like the carrot stick idea. that’s cute. I am looking to do some sort of scavenger type hunt and tie the eggs together outside (my kids are 9, 13 and 14) and while yes they are older they still enjoy the ‘fun’ of it. I figure at the end of the weaving string will be their baskets. OR I may just put tickets in the eggs and have ‘prizes’ and they can cash in tickets for prizes ranging from candy to pokemon cards to gift cards.

    • Tina

      Really…. because it seems like a fricken riot to me! Cheers Bad Moms!

    • kitkat

      I would like for my kids (they are all 10yrs and under) to learn to lighten up, see the silly and funny in things and not expect goodies all the time!! They are so “entitled” these days…. I’m sure most of us will have some real treats later for them anyways.

  16. Yessenia

    I love these ideas. Am definitely doing my this!!! I have 4 kids (17,14,8,5) and trust me they are expecting to be pranked. My 5 year old would bust out laughing if she saw fake money in an Easter egg. This will be a nice way to lighten the mood since we are planning on watching Passion of the Christ.

    • Lina D

      Yes! Have a blast 😂👍

  17. Kimberly

    LOVE these ideas! April Fools is an important holiday in our house. I have been looking for ways to incorporate it into Easter. Thanks!

    • Lina D

      Oh how fun! You’re welcome 😉

  18. rn30032

    This post went way south for NO reason at all!!. Live it up folks YOLO, thanks for posting, I will be doing the grapes this year. Some of you all are turds, Frfr

    • Melissa

      EXACTLY!!!! I love that Collin and the team post so many different things. Some work for me and others don’t..if it doesn’t work for you just move on! It’s super annoying now.
      I plan on doing the grapes also! Have fun!!

    • Jennifer

      I agree!! I can’t wait to prank mine. I think every parent can use their judgement based on their children. My girls will love It! They are 14 and 9. I think they would be disappointed if I didn’t do anything.

  19. Marie

    Holy cow! That fake paper money looks pretty real to me. Just make sure to collect it all up, because one kid going to the store with that $50 bill could cause all kinds of problems.

  20. Tammy

    Love these ideas! Lol. Especially the wrapped grapes! Doing that one for sure.

    • Lina D

      Thanks Tammy! Have fun. 👍

  21. Ashley

    Im thinking of putting money in a plastic egg wrapped in a Cadbury egg wrapper and bean boozled jelly beans for my teen. The littles are too young to understand pranks.

    • Vonda

      My 10 year old daughter informed me yesterday that Easter is on April Fool’s Day this year and that she is excited to see what kind of pranks will be in her eggs. I had already planned the bean boozled jelly beans, so grateful for the additional ideas 😊

      • deb

        oohh the bean boozled jelly beans are a fun idea!!!!! My teenagers would get a kick out of that!

    • Lina D

      Oh that’s a fun idea!

    • Jennifer

      My daughter would literally throw up if she ate a bean boozed bean, lol! I could never do that to her because she is too taste sensitive. I may use the Cadbury idea and put money in it since she doesn’t eat much sweets. I will get rid of the real egg myself, lol.

  22. Chris

    My kids are older, 12 & 15, and I’m going to fill their Easter baskets with bell peppers, cabbage, tomatoes, etc. Then give them their real Easter baskets after a good laugh. 😁

    • Susan

      That is funny!!! I may have to steal that!

  23. Dipthi

    Thanks for ur ideas👍🏼😊

    • Lina D

      You’re so welcome!

  24. Amanda

    My 3 year old LOVES fruits and veggies so he would probably be happier than having candy 😂

    • Lina D

      Oh ha ha! Sweet 👍

  25. Meghan

    Love the handmade Easter baskets – what a GREAT IDEA!

    • Lina D

      Ah thanks Meghan ❤️

  26. M Smith

    SO SO SO FUN!!!! We just do a family egg hunt so it’s separate from the Easter Bunny anyway. THIS is hilarious. And I DEFINITELY want to do it (and keep the real candy elsewhere to give them after). Thank you for your hard work. Sure it might not be for every family but for those of us that like it, I want you to know that!

    • Lina D

      Oh you made my day! What a sweet comment. Thank you 😊

  27. Chantell

    I really like these ideas! Just yesterday, the kids brought to my attention that Easter and April Fool’s fall on the same day. I had come up with the idea to prank them with their Easter baskets… Real bunny food: pellets, lettuce, carrots… Hollow eggs. Then after their reaction, I’d pull out their real Easter baskets, which will include a few cheap pranks they can do, in addition to our normal baskets. It’s going to be such a fun mix of holidays!

    • Lina D

      Oh that’s a funny Idea! Thanks for sharing 👍

  28. Lisa

    Many things in life simply go under the heading of preference. Each family has a different dynamic. Whichever way you lean on this and many of these posts does not make one a spawn of Satan! 😉

  29. Alexandra

    Why are half of the posts repeated over and over?

    • Rochelle

      I think posts are now somewhat dynamic based on how many comments it receives. I’ve noticed the same thing too.

  30. Rochelle

    Some of these comments are priceless. Any kid who has any idea what a $20, $50, or $100 bill is worth is not going to be fooled by fake money and disappointed. And little kids won’t know or care – my 6 year old still prefers pennies to everything else, even when I’m trying to give him more 😂 Secondly, everything higher than a $1 bill has included color (splashes of red, yellow, and blue) for well over a decade, so no cashier in the US is going to be confounded by this fake black and white and generally smaller sized money and land themselves in jail. Yeesh…

  31. Laura

    I didn’t get to read all the comments but I think this type of fun would be most appropriate for older kids as they aren’t as apt to be super excited for egg hunts and candy as younger children. Just my opinion, bc I wouldn’t ruin my young kids Easter like this. And I would probably hate my parents if they did this to me if I was really young and didn’t understand. But older kids would definitely get it and think it’s hilarious. ☺️☺️☺️

  32. Carmenana

    You forgot the classic egg in a egg trick, great for younger kids. Me I love to paper mache my eggs so the kids peel, and pop open their prizes. Which slows them down and keeps the egg from popping open accidentally.

    • Lilian

      What is the egg in an egg trick? My kids are 2 and 5, would I be able to use it for either of them?

  33. Carmenana

    Like nesting toys, buy 2 or 3 different size eggs. Kids love it. Great to match colors or learn about mixing colors. Write capital letters on the outside egg and lower on the inside egg.

  34. Ann

    Going to use some of these pranks on my adult children and their spouses. lol

    • Lina D

      So awesome! Lol

  35. Toni

    My kids are older now but still love hunting for eggs. To keep things interesting, in some of the eggs I put slips of paper that say things like “Do 10 push ups” or “Run in place for 30 seconds” instead of candy or other surprises. The kids have fun even when they get a “rotten” egg and work off a little of the candy they get in other eggs!

    • Lina D

      Oh I love this! Very creative 😂

    • kitkat

      What a wonderful idea!!

  36. Verline Ferris

    Adult egg hunt with numbers inside eggs….prizes could be numbers…prize. Have white elephant prizes, joke lotto tickets, etc. For kids I usually did the dollar coins as they may not be eggs found and the lawn mower can tear paper money to shreds. Think you could have a variety of coin/numbered prize type eggs in a mix. Just make sure you have prize # on a list with a # prize…could be anything from bubbles to crayons/candy/games/sport equip., to even T shirts and head phones/cell phone/little bag treats/toys. You can use a variety of things to your budget of prizes..goofy stuff, etc.

    • Lina D

      That’s a very fun and creative idea! I love it – thanks for sharing 👍

  37. Laura

    I was thinking of tying the Easter eggs to balloons

  38. JD

    Love these Lina my elementary age kids and nephews will LOVE this!

  39. Kimmy

    Any one thinking of wearing heavy clothing because you know your kids will peg you with eggs when they see what you have done. LOL

  40. Jen

    We not only have Easter & April Fools day on the 1st but it is also my son’s 8th birthday. He loves a good gag or trick & looks forward to them all year. All of your ideas are great & I just got play money so that’s a perfect idea! (It’s half the size of real money so no confusion) All five of my kids would think it was funny. I had a teacher suggest putting subtraction problems on slips of paper. As long as I put a few jelly beans or whatever in with the prank they will be tickled!

  41. Sara

    My kids never look in their eggs until the hunt is over, then they sit on the floor and open and sort the eggs. I’m thinking of filling them with little pebbles and rocks so they still sound like jellybeans, etc. Then I’ll bring out the bowls of jellybeans, candy, money, etc. once we’ve had our laugh. I like the fake paper money idea, we also often do quarters, so I could put pennies in some instead, so they still make the same sound. It often snows here in CO on Easter, so it would be funny to hide all white easter eggs. For the Easter meal, I’m making dessert and I’m going to make chocolate covered cotton balls and then bring out the real dessert after that. 🙂

  42. Sara

    I also think it would be funny to have them wait around inside like they usually do while we go out and hide the eggs, except we don’t actually hide them. See how long it takes for them to figure out there aren’t any eggs, then send them back inside and actually hide them the second time.

  43. Aimee

    Thank you for this post! I only looked for “joke” ideas because Easter is ON April Fool’s Day this year! My 7 and 9 year olds are kind of expecting the Easter Bunny to do a little something silly! I don’t think they will be disappointed, but take it as a joke! MOST of my eggs will be filled with goodies! Maybe I will do a certain color of eggs as the joke ones 🙂

  44. Connie OConnor

    I was with the understanding this game was for old folks not children!

  45. Miki

    Love the ideas, I think I’ll super glue the eggs with the coins in. Kids are always excited when they hear the money inside, make ’em work for it . 😀

  46. Malissa Jeffcoat

    Im gonna put glitter in the ones that i glue. Also im gonna make chocolate covered grapes. I ha e big plans for this day. Our family has about 13 “kids” who hunt. Is a wide age range so im just gonna go for it and make it one to remember. My family left the trick eggs to me and theyre doing the candy

    • Lina D

      Oh that’ll be fun! Enjoy 😉

  47. Terri

    I actually hid my sons Easter basket when he was about 9 empty. He cried and threw a fit but it was hid with a clue and then he had to keep going and gathering his candy at each stop. After the shock he was cool with it. He’s now 34 and talks about it to his kids. He tells his kids it was cool and that’s the one Easter he actually remembers clearly. Make memories it’s your kids. We are actually doing the clues and hunt with all our grandchildren this year. Take a little extra time to plan and make it memorable.

    • Lina D

      I love this idea Terri! Thanks for sharing your memory ❤️

  48. Tracy Brockman

    I was browsing Pinterest and saw a ceiling egg hunt. They used putty to attach the eggs to the ceiling. Too funny! I can see my kids jumping trying to get them

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