27 Pranks You Need To Really Own April Fools’ Day

You’ll probably end up deeply unpopular, but you’ll have WON, and that’s what matters.

1. Your head in a jar, in the fridge prank.

Amazing. Full instructions here.

2. Be a chair.

3. The belongings-in-the-vending-machine prank.

As played out on Dwight in The Office. Bonus if you’ve got volunteers to purchase the stuff.

4. The classic airhorn as door/wall protector trick.

5. The Post-it notes prank. Step 1: cover victim’s car with Post-its.


Step 2: Once they drive the thing home, they’re in for a bigger shock. Possibly even worth the effort.


6. The old toothpaste-in-the-Oreos prank.

7. Desk in the bathroom.

Simple, classy, effective.

8. You need this costume.

Available from a variety of outlets.

9. Almost as much as you need this one.


10. Soy sauce and Sprite just aren’t Diet Coke.

11. Add baking soda to ketchup.

12. Fake head in the bed.

13. Mayo in the doughnuts.

14. Nicholas Cage calling.

Knock, run, win.

15. The insta-date prank.

Worth the effort.

16. Office balloon party.

The evil prankster fills them with glitter.

17. This, if you happen to be a street performer.

18. The wrapping-paper-desk joke.

Another classic from The Office. Well played Jim, well played.

19. Make ice cream out of mashed potatoes and gravy.

20. Dinosaur rampage.

Large toys available here.

21. Hiding in a box is almost always a winner…

22. …but this is stepping things up a notch.

23. Give them a wet crotch.

24. Simple shop-window trolling.

25. The old planting-cress-in-the-keyboard classic.

Via Flickr: wetwebwork / Creative Commons

You needed to start this one a couple of days ago, but hell, there’s no more unexpected April Fool than the one that’s running a couple of days late.

26. The joy of toilet trolling.

27. And finally, you’d be amazed how effective a gorilla suit can be.

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Alan White is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.
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