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.

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2. Be a chair.

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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.

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

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

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

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

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7. Desk in the bathroom.

Simple, classy, effective.

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8. You need this costume.

Available from a variety of outlets.

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9. Almost as much as you need this one.

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

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11. Add baking soda to ketchup.

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12. Fake head in the bed.

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13. Mayo in the doughnuts.

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14. Nicholas Cage calling.

Knock, run, win.

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15. The insta-date prank.

Worth the effort.

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16. Office balloon party.

The evil prankster fills them with glitter.

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

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18. The wrapping-paper-desk joke.

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

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

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20. Dinosaur rampage.

Large toys available here.

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

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

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23. Give them a wet crotch.

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24. Simple shop-window trolling.

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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.

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26. The joy of toilet trolling.

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

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