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50 Awesome April Fools’ Day Pranks Your Kids Will Totally Fall For

Because if your kids don't learn pranking at home, they'll learn it on the streets.

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

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Getting a fortune cookie open — so you can put your message inside — is actually surprisingly easy (if you have a microwave). Learn how here.

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

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Pro tip: Make some real candied apples at the same time so that — after the prank is over — you can reward your good sport with the real deal.

14. Freeze your kid’s morning cereal.

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Put a bowl of cereal and milk in the freezer overnight, then watch in the morning as your unsuspecting kid clanks a spoon against the frozen milk.

15. Here's some more fun you can have with cereal — squeeze a few drops of food coloring into the bottom of your kid’s bowl, then cover it with cereal.

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17. Put a photo of Shia LaBeouf (or anyone else) in the window and then ask your kid to look outside for something.

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Now that'd be even scarier than Shia's performance in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull!

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37. Does your teen's car have a backup camera? If so, you can pull this "action figure prank."

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And if your kids are little but YOU have a backup camera, you can ask them to help you watch the screen as you backup.

39. A meat and mashed potato sundae makes for quite the surprise.

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Act like the coolest parent ever and tell your kid you’ll be serving sundaes for dinner — that way when they realize their sundae is actually mashed potatoes, BBQ chicken, and gravy, it can be their dinner. Learn more at Family Fresh Meals.

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45. Okay! Back to pranks for kids of all ages, like this one where you block the spout of your kid’s shampoo bottle.

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Unscrew the cap, cover the top with saran wrap, then screw the cap back on and cut off the excess.

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