Free April Fools Prank Ideas

By Martin Gilliard

Welcome to the free April Fools prank ideas page.

April fool’s day falls on April 1st, is celebrated in many western countries and is basically a day where practical good humored and funny jokes or hoaxes are both expected and tolerated.

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In many countries the jokes, pranks and hoaxes must be performed before 12pm otherwise the joker himself is said to be the April fool.

Please consider the safety of others when performing practical jokes and try not to take jokes too far. Practical jokes should not go so far as to physically or emotionally hurt anyone nor should they cause offence.

Free April Fools Prank Ideas To Consider...

1. Offer to make a hot drink for your friend or family member. Then tie a piece of cotton around the mug handle and around your finger. IMPORTANT: Don’t actually put any hot drink in the mug. Pretend you have though and as you go to give the hot drink accidentally slip and drop the cup towards your friend/victim. They will think that they are about to be doused in a hot drink when in fact there was nothing in the mug. The cotton will prevent the mug from smashing on the floor.

2. Call a friends friend on the telephone or call one of your friends but disguise your voice with a different accent. Explain that you are a DJ for a local radio station and that they have been volunteered to play the game “guess the money in the jar”. Tell them that if they guess within 100 of whatever the local currency is that they win all of the money in the jar. Whatever the person guesses tell them they are a winner and ask them what they intend to spend their winnings on.

3. Dip a straw in some hot sauce such as Tabasco. Place your thumb on the end of the straw to hold the contents in the straw while you transfer the straw and contents to a friend’s drink. When your friend takes her first sip from the straw they will get a mouthful of Tabasco.

4. Find a reasonably high denomination coin and use some glue to stick it to the pavement or sidewalk. Watch as people who walk by bend down to try and prize the coin free. This game can be played with other items of value for example you might have an old mobile phone that you can glue to the floor.

5. Give your friend a can or bottle of beer, soda or other fizzy beverage. Pre-shake the can before handing it to them. Make sure they’re not wearing their best clothes first.

6. Get hold of some pool or snooker chalk. Tell your friend that you can smell something funny on your hand and ask them if they too can smell it. As they bend forward to smell your hand - rub the chalk on to the end of their nose.

7. While sat with friends pretend to sneeze into your hands use a raw oyster as the fake contents of your sneeze. If you like oysters then proceed to eat the oyster.

8. Hide one of your valued possessions somewhere in your friend’s house and then accuse them of stealing it.

9. Add some food coloring to the milk in your fridge. When you family members or housemates go to pour some they will have a colorful but harmless surprise.

10. Purchase a plastic plant and a plant pot. Place the plastic plant in the plant pot then bake a chocolate cake and use the cake instead of soil. When your guests arrive dip your hand into the plant pot and start eating.

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11. Swap some of the keys around on a coworkers keyboard. They will get locked out of applications when trying to enter their password.

12. Write a scary message using your finger on a friends bathroom mirror. When they take a shower and the bathroom steams up the message will display as soon as they get out.

13. Place some sex toys in a friends luggage before they leave for vacation.

14. Turn a coworkers screen upside down by pressing Ctrl, Alt and the down arrow key.

15. Put a note on the office photo copier machine saying that it is voice activated.

16. Unscrew the shower head in a friends bathroom add either gravy granules, stock cubes, Kool-Aid or food coloring.

17. Move all the clocks forward by an hour in a friend’s house while they sleep. They will wake an hour earlier / go to work /school, etc. too early.

18. The mouse and keyboard were invented before the Internet existed. Many more technologies have since arisen that allow for much more efficient human computer interaction. Why therefore do we continue to use outdated technology? Introducing Gmail Motion – now Gmail can be controlled with your body… Get your friends to start using Gmail motion now!

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