11 Easy Ways to Prank Your Family on April Fool’s Day
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Try these silly easy April fools pranks for the family! This post is full of April fool’s pranks for kids that bring on the laughs!
Do you like playing harmless and silly April fool’s pranks on your family?
I personally think it’s fun to become a little bit of a prankster once in a while to lighten the mood and make my kids laugh. Here are a few funny and easy April Fool’s pranks and ideas sure to bring some giggles – even year-round when they least expect it! Ha Ha!
If you’ve been following Hip2Save over the years, you know that we LOVE April Fool’s Day! 😉
Although we typically go all out here at Hip2Save, we didn’t post any pranks this year. We hope you all had some fun today anyway. Here is a look back at some of our favorites from over the years:
- Wedgies Cheeky Diapers
- Starbucks Flamin’ Hot Cheetos Frapps
- CVS Toilet Paper Receipt Program
- Waterbeds Are Back
- Starbucks Cento Size Coffee
1. “Ice Cream” Sundaes that are savory, not sweet.
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?
Collin actually played this prank on her daughter, Piper, a few years back. Check out this April Fools FAIL video as things didn’t go as planned. 🤣
2. Bug on a Lampshade is sure to create some jumpscares!
Tape a plastic bug (find plastic spiders at your local dollar store or on Amazon.com!) on the inside of a lampshade and then ask a family member to turn on the light. Yikes!
3. Donut Box Trick is full of veggies no one expected.
This April Fool’s prank is bound to get everyone! 😂 Grab a donut box and fill it with fresh veggies for a funny fake-out!
4. This Oreo cookie trick will result in disappointment.
It’s a classic prank! 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!
You could even leave some of the outer edges of the original cream filling so that from the outside, the cookie won’t look tampered with at all!
5. That’s not orange juice!
Do you know that orange powdered cheese packet that comes with packaged Mac and Cheese? Pour it into a pitcher, mix it with water, and it looks exactly like orange juice! 😂
6. Give out some Cracker Jack carrots.
For a fun 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!
7. “Spaghetti and Meatballs” cupcakes are the perfect April Fool’s dessert.
While it’s technically an April Fool’s prank, this easy cupcake recipe actually makes for a yummy treat amidst the joke. Plus, they look so realistic!
8. Put some confetti in a vent!
9. Star Wars fans won’t be able to get enough of this “blue milk”!
10. Serve up a bowl of cereal that requires a little extra work to enjoy.
Have kiddos that enjoy cereal? Good House Keeping recommends creating some April fool’s prep a night in advance by pouring cereal and milk and adding a spoon then freezing it overnight. Your kiddos will be stumped trying to dig into this frozen bowl of cereal. 😆
11. Keep the lights off.
Have you pulled off a great April Fool’s prank? Please share with us!
One year I sewed all my son’s socks together, just one long discrete thread connecting all the balls of clean socks in his drawer. When he went to get dressed he grabbed a pair of socks and they all started pulling out of the drawer like scarves out of a magician’s hat. He was baffled. We still laugh about that one. 🙂
I know! I’m so sad too 😭
Where are all the fools day deals, truly missing those posts
I came to say the same thing 🙁
Did I miss a post letting us know there will be no April Fools this year? Is this the April fools prank? Lol
Same! I only popped on to read the April Fool’s posts….maybe they didn’t have time this year?
I’m missing them as well! Sad to not see their fun April Fools posts!
We made Brown E’s !!!! Lol
What happened to April 1 posts. So sad they didn’t do it this year
the mashed potatoes one is crazy!!! (ice cream look alike) —I also miss your april fool’s this year…y’all always did a great job!
Is the prank that there are no pranks this year? I came on here just to see them. 🙁
This is a good site but I would like to see some more pranks to give to some other people
Hey Vivienne! Here’s the link to the page for all of our April Fool’s Day ideas, including the prank posts that we’ve done with giveaways. Hoping there might be an idea that works for you! ❤️