Don't Settle For Boring Pranks — Try These 65 April Fools' Day Ideas To Troll Everyone Around You

    Get ready to crack up this April.

    Are you a fan of April Fools' Day? We've rounded up a list of all the best harmless jokes for you to use this April. From mayonnaise-filled donuts to kitchens full of googly eyes, there's bound to be something to make you giggle.

    1. Tape a photo of Nic Cage, Shrek, or whomever else you want to the top of the copier.

    Photo of Nicolas Cage taped on top of inside cover of copier machine, making a playful expression

    2. Superglue a pizza box closed, then try to keep a straight face as your target struggles to get the box open.

    Stack of pizza boxes with "Hot & Fresh PIZZA Made Just for You!" written on them

    3. Remember when Jim pranked Dwight on The Office by putting his stapler in jello? Well, you can pull the same prank!

    A transparent gelatin dessert with a stapler suspended inside, surrounded by a variety of food items on plates

    4. Here's a gross one: If you rip up a toilet paper roll, wet it, and then mash it together, it looks exactly like, well...

    5. Make a plate of "sponge cakes."

    Plate of frosted cake squares with sprinkles; background shows a bottle of sprinkles, a sponge pack, and a frosting container

    6. Speaking of baked goods, you can always pull the classic "There's a pan of brown E's on the counter" prank.

    Baking tray with cardboard capital letter E's

    7. If you can, swap their autocorrect for something totally random.

    Three people holding smartphones viewed from below

    8. Make your kids laugh by putting googly eyes on the food in your refrigerator.

    An open fridge stocked with various food items, including cartons and bottles with googly eyes

    9. Or get a little weirder and paste your family's faces on a dozen eggs the night before.

    Sculptural art of three baby faces on eggshells in a small carton on a plain background

    10. Paint a bar of soap with nail polish, then, once it dries, tell your kids to wash their hands with it before dinner.

    Hand painting a layer of clear polish on a green bar of soap, next to an open polish bottle

    11. Tell them you're worried that there's a leak in the shower.

    Leek positioned on a gold-tone bathroom faucet, against a tiled wall

    12. Swap out family portraits for photos of your favorite actor.

    My brother has been replacing family photos with pics of Steve Buscemi and my mom hasn't noticed

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    13. Replace hand sanitizer with lube.

    Kroger brand personal lubricant next to a Purell hand sanitizer bottle on a desk

    14. Hide bubble wrap under a rug and wait for your kid to step on it.

    Person lifting corner of a textured rug to reveal wooden flooring underneath

    15. Bring home bags from your family's favorite fast-food restaurant...but fill them with veggies!

    A bouquet of various cut vegetables, including asparagus, presented in a red fast-food container

    16. Swap out your family's toothpaste tube with Orajel.

    Numb their mouths and make them confused! 

    17. Create a sweet dinner surprise using cereal.

    Sliced meatloaf on a wooden board with rosemary sprig, focus on texture

    18. Put lotion on your target's doorknob so they can't open it.

    Woman opening a door, smiling, focus on door handle

    19. A classic sink prank: putting a rubber band on the sprayer handle.

    Woman surprised by water spraying from kitchen sink, dressed in a blouse and skirt

    20. Wrap their car in the material of your choice.

    Car covered in multicolored sticky notes and plastic wrap in a parking lot

    21. Surprise someone by swapping Nerds for Pop Rocks.

    Watch them be surprised by the popping candy!

    22. Treat your victim to a slightly messy bathroom surprise.

    A toilet with plastic wrap covering the top of the bowl

    23. Tell your family you made cake pops, then watch as they crunch into a Brussels sprout instead.

    Chocolate-covered treats with sprinkles, some cut in half showing a green interior, in a container

    24. Need more poop pranks in your life? Try making your family poop-shaped cookies.

    Three chocolate cookies stacked on a plain surface

    25. You can also put a "giant beetle" (cut out from black paper) behind your target's lampshade.

    Lampshade with a shadow of a huge spider

    26. Serve up some ice cream — minus the cream.

    Hand holding an ice cream container  with just ice and water

    27. Swap out your family's orange juice with a stomach-turning mac 'n' cheese drink.

    Bottle filled with an orange beverage with a metal straw next to halved oranges on a surface

    28. Try tricking your family into thinking you have an infestation problem by using a beetroot with a tail (or a potato and some string).

    A rat scavenging food from a dirty plate in a cluttered sink

    29. Want a prank that will make your kid's heart race? Put a surprise in the mailbox.

    Put a stuffed animal or balloon in the mailbox to scare whoever opens it!

    30. You can also use gelatin to make an unusual glass of milk.

    Glass of milk on a wooden table with sunlight casting shadows

    31. Draw a spider on the toilet paper in your bathroom.

    Use a pen to lightly draw the fake spider on the toilet paper and listen to your family freak out!

    32. Give your kid a fortune cookie with a prank fortune.

    A broken fortune cookie with the visible paper fortune on a white background

    33. Set out a bowl filled with a mix of M&M's, Skittles, and Reese's Pieces.

    Bowl of candy-coated chocolate candies with an angry note about replacing original contents

    34. Looking for a prank that's a little more extreme? Make candied apples with onions.

    Caramel apples with sticks on a tray, depicted up close

    35. Put some "melted ice cream" or a "spilled drink" on a prized possession.

    Learn how to DIY an impressive-looking splatter (which won’t harm your kid’s computer or anything else) at Studio DIY. It looks exactly like a spilled drink — even you'll be surprised!

    36. Switch the bags inside two boxes of cereal.

    Then enjoy watching your kid realize their sugary cereal is actually Dad's boring bran flakes.

    37. Try the classic mayo-stuffed donuts prank!

    A variety of donuts with different icings and toppings are shown on a wooden surface

    38. Put a “Sold” sign in your front yard.

    Black "Sold" stamped over a red "For Sale" sign in front of a house

    39. Sew one of your target's socks closed halfway down.

    Sewing machine stitching a white sock, needle in mid-motion

    40. Serve up some "spider chip cookies.”

    Cookie with chocolate chips arranged to resemble spiders; text suggests using toothpick to draw legs while the chips are still warm

    41. Put a few dye pellets under the cap of your faucet.

    Unscrew the cap to the faucet, put a pellet from an Easter egg kit under it, then screw the cap back on. This will make colored water come out.

    42. Replace Cheetos with carrots.

    Open the bag from the bottom, swap the Cheetos for carrot sticks or baby carrots, then glue it back together. 

    43. Fill your kid's bedroom — or bathroom — with balloons.

    Room filled with multicolored balloons of various sizes

    44. Text a GIF of the "typing" symbol to make your friends wait for a response that never comes.

    The GIF should auto-play so it'll look as if you're typing forever. You can save the GIF to your phone here.

    45. Put a note on someone's car that says "Sorry about the damage, had to leave" and watch them look all over for the nonexistent damage.

    Blank piece of paper on a car's windshield

    46. Buy a ton of rubber ducks and hide them.

    Rubber duck toy on a plain background

    47. Bring a totally normal box of cookies or another delicious food in to work, and leave it out with a sign that says "April Fools!"

    Watch everyone try to figure out what you did to it.

    48. Fill a mayonnaise jar with yogurt or vanilla pudding and eat it with a spoon in front of people.

    Jar of mayonnaise with a spoon inside on a white background

    49. Hide battery-powered alarm clocks throughout their room.

    Person in bed reaching out to silence digital alarm clock reading 6:28

    50. Print this out and tape it next to your office's printer.

    Graphic showing Canon's VoiceOver technology steps for voice commands to use a printer; summarizes three easy steps and a learning module

    51. Hide a baby monitor or walkie-talkie in a closet or ceiling and meow into it.

    Handheld two-way radio with antenna and digital display

    52. Start placing pennies in random spots where the person will find them. Then start placing more and more pennies.

    Open glass jar filled with US pennies, more scattered around it

    53. Rearrange your roommate's dresser drawers. For added effect, continue to do it over time.

    A kitchen dresser with various small items, next to a window with natural light

    54. Screenshot their desktop, remove all of their icons, then set the screenshot as the background.

    You can either do this on a computer, or you can do it on a phone by moving all the icons onto a different page or putting them all in a folder. They'll try tapping or clicking on the icon they want, but to no avail! *evil laugh*

    55. Make Mentos ice cubes for the soda-loving person in your life.

    Ice cube tray half-filled with frozen cubes

    56. Hide a few green tomatoes with the green apples at a grocery store.

    Bins of red and green apples displayed for sale

    57. Fill one jelly donut with sriracha and watch your friends play dessert roulette.

    Box of round pastries next to a hot sauce bottle with a label "Happy April Fools Day"

    58. Place a container of sauce inside someone's drink for a spicy surprise.

    This works best with a takeout cup. Open a packet of hot sauce at the bottom of the cup, put the straw in it, and put on the lid!

    59. Place a chicken bouillon cube inside a showerhead and wait for hilarity to ensue.

    Water flowing from a showerhead in a bathroom

    60. Do a simple condiment label swap for a very easy laugh.

    A ketchup pump dispenser with the label "KETCHUP" on it, positioned over a stainless steel container

    61. Replace someone's gum with Play-Doh for a really fresh joke.

    Collage of chewed items by a dog, including Orbit gum, Play-Doh, and a Diet Coke can

    62. Put a whoopee cushion under someone's chair.

    A whoopee cushion with "WHOOPEE CUSHION" text, checkered pattern on top, inflated on white background

    63. Put a piece of plastic at the opening of shampoo bottles so that none comes out.

    Person pouring liquid soap onto their hand over a sink

    64. Put a tiny piece of tape on the sensor of a TV remote controller — make sure it matches the color of the remote!

    Person holding a remote control with an out-of-focus TV screen in the background

    65. Swap the salt and sugar.

    Salt shaker and sugar dispenser on a checkered tablecloth in a diner setting

    This article contains content from Crystal Ro, Andy Golder, Mike Spohr, Natalie Brown, and Mallory McInnis.