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75 Hilarious April Fools' Day Pranks Your Kids Will Totally Fall For

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1. Since April Fool's Day falls on Easter this year, try an Easter prank — like filling a chocolate bunny with broccoli!

Learn how to do pull this one off at The Decorated Cookie.
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Learn how to do pull this one off at The Decorated Cookie.

2. Want an easier — and dare I say more evil — Easter prank? Try putting mustard in a chocolate bunny!

You'll want to make sure the bunny you buy is a hollow one, of course!
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You'll want to make sure the bunny you buy is a hollow one, of course!

3. You can also wrap grapes in Easter candy foils.

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4. OK, last Easter-related prank — put candy in a plastic egg, then super glue the halves together.

"Mom! Dad! It won't open!" LOLOLOLOL.
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"Mom! Dad! It won't open!" LOLOLOLOL.

5. Tell your kids you made cake pops, then watch as they crunch into a Brussels sprout instead!

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6. Shock your kids by suddenly biting into your Coke bottle.

Learn how to make this gummy Coke bottle here.
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Learn how to make this gummy Coke bottle here.

7. OK, here's a prank kids will love — put jelly beans in your ice dispenser.

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8. Freeze your kid’s morning cereal.

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.

9. Here's more cereal fun — put a few drops of food coloring at the bottom of your kid’s bowl, then cover it with cereal.

When your kid pours the milk it will change colors as it rises to the top. Learn more at Kidspot.
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When your kid pours the milk it will change colors as it rises to the top. Learn more at Kidspot.

10. OK, this one is gross — but if you rip up a toilet paper roll, wet it, and then mash it together, it looks exactly like, well...

Prank perfection in a minute or less!
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Prank perfection in a minute or less!

11. Need more poop pranks in your life? Try making your kids poop-shaped cookies.

The pranking possibilities are huge. For example, if you have a dog, angrily point out to your kid that the dog pooped in the house, then pick up the poop and eat it! Find the recipe for these cookies at Gina Kirk.
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The pranking possibilities are huge. For example, if you have a dog, angrily point out to your kid that the dog pooped in the house, then pick up the poop and eat it! Find the recipe for these cookies at Gina Kirk.

12. You can also put a "giant beetle" (cut out from black paper) behind your kid's lamp shade.

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

This prank is fun because you get to eat the ice cream before you fill the carton with water and ice.
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This prank is fun because you get to eat the ice cream before you fill the carton with water and ice.

14. You can also serve a dessert grilled cheese.

Your kids won’t be mad at you when they realize they get to eat poundcake and frosting. Learn more here.
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Your kids won’t be mad at you when they realize they get to eat poundcake and frosting. Learn more here.

15. Here's another fake-out dessert — it's actually made with sugar cookie dough!

Watch the how-to video here.
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Watch the how-to video here.

16. You can also do a "dinner masquerading as dessert" prank — tell your kids you're having cake for dinner, then serve up this meatloaf and mashed potatoes "cake."

Man, I wish someone would prank me with this.
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Man, I wish someone would prank me with this.

17. Or serve a "sundae" made out of the meat and mashed potatoes.

Learn more at Family Fresh Meals.

18. Fill your kid's locker — or a cabinet at home you know they open each day — with packing peanuts.

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19. OK, so filling the hallway of your kid's school with cups of water might not be doable, but how about the hallway outside their bedroom door?

20. Replace your kid's photo on the wall with a photo of Steve Buscemi — or anyone else you want!

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21. Swap out your family's orange juice with this stomach-turning drink.

You should probably try this one on teenagers only — especially since younger kids love mac 'n' cheese so much they might start requesting this "beverage" on the regular.
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You should probably try this one on teenagers only — especially since younger kids love mac 'n' cheese so much they might start requesting this "beverage" on the regular.

22. Oh, man, this one is probably a prank best pulled on teens too — swap out air freshener for "shrimp scent."

Yikes! Get a bottle of shrimp scent for $9.26.
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Yikes! Get a bottle of shrimp scent for $9.26.

23. Got a kid who never hangs up their clothes? Well, on April Fools' Day you can hang them up for them.

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24. You can also hang hot dogs in their room because, why not?

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25. Draw a spider on the toilet paper in your kid's bathroom.

26. Want an even scarier bathroom prank? Well, OK! Try using old clothes to create a stranger on the toilet.

27. Put your kid's glasses (or keys) in jello and make your kid fish them out!

28. Put googly eyes on the food in your refrigerator.

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29. Also cute? Drawing faces on your eggs.

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30. OK, that's enough cute. Try tricking your kid into thinking you have an infestation problem by using a beetroot with a tail (or a potato and some string).

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

"Honey, go get the mail, would you?" Tee-hee!
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"Honey, go get the mail, would you?" Tee-hee!

32. You can also make your kid's heart race by putting a "ghost" in the backyard.

All you need is some chicken wire (and a little patience). Find a tutorial here.
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All you need is some chicken wire (and a little patience). Find a tutorial here.

33. And this is the ultimate heart-racing prank — put a scary mask on your kid's pillow so it's the first thing they see when they wake up.

34. Serve up a glass of juice that is really Jell-O.

That first sip will be classic. Learn how to do this here.
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That first sip will be classic. Learn how to do this here.

35. You can also use gelatin to make this unusual glass of milk.

This “milk” is actually quite tasty. Learn how to make it at Ben & Birdy.
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This “milk” is actually quite tasty. Learn how to make it at Ben & Birdy.

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

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

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

Try not to laugh when you see your kid throw back a handful.
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Try not to laugh when you see your kid throw back a handful.

38. Make a plate of "sponge brownies."

All you have to do is cover half a sponge with frosting and sprinkles. You can also make a sponge cake, but these seem more convincing!
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All you have to do is cover half a sponge with frosting and sprinkles. You can also make a sponge cake, but these seem more convincing!

39. Speaking of brownies, you can pull the classic, "there's a pan of brown E's on the counter" prank.

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

Idea: 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.
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Idea: 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.

41. Put some "melted ice cream" on your kid's prized possession.

Learn how to DIY this impressive-looking splatter (which won’t harm your kid’s computer or anything else) at Studio DIY.
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Learn how to DIY this impressive-looking splatter (which won’t harm your kid’s computer or anything else) at Studio DIY.

42. Switch the bags inside two boxes of cereal.

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

43. Here's another breakfast prank — fake out your kids with these "sunny-side-up eggs" made from yogurt and halved peaches.

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

45. Want to add a scoop of "holy crap!" to the previous prank? Swap out Shia for this clown creeper.

Get it on Amazon for $39.
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Get it on Amazon for $39.

46. Place this cup upside down on your kid's desk.

Doing it without the cutout part at the bottom might be funnier — make your kid think the spider is still in there!
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Doing it without the cutout part at the bottom might be funnier — make your kid think the spider is still in there!

47. Time for some A+ donut pranks — like this glazed donut box full of fresh, delicious...broccoli.

LOLOLOLOLOL.
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LOLOLOLOLOL.

48. You can also ask your kid to plant some donut seeds in the yard the night before, then replace the “seeds” with real donuts to be discovered in the morning.

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49. If neither of those donut pranks go far enough for you, there's the ol' donut with mayo-filling prank.

Blech.

50. What? You want a donut prank that goes even further?! Well, bust out the horseradish, you psycho.

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51. OK, last donut prank — put frosting and sprinkles on apple slices for a healthy surprise.

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52. Leave this can on the counter, then, when your kid asks what it is, say, "Dinner."

Order a can for $6.49.
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Order a can for $6.49.

53. Try this “dollar in a book” trick.

Sorry, kid. Mwahahahahaha!
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Sorry, kid. Mwahahahahaha!

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

Find this prank and others at Make It & Love It.
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Find this prank and others at Make It & Love It.

55. Use a face-swap app to replace a favorite photo in your kid’s room with a face-swapped version.

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56. Cover your kid's bed — pillows and stuffies included — with plastic wrap.

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57. Stick press-on nails in hot dogs, then leave the “appendages” around the house for your kids to stumble across.

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58. Put a “sold” sign in your front yard.

Want to take this prank to the next level? When your kid asks where you’re moving, say, “Antarctica.”
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Want to take this prank to the next level? When your kid asks where you’re moving, say, “Antarctica.”

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

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.
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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.

60. Stuff toilet paper into the toe of your kid’s shoes.

This is especially fun if you casually mention to your kid first thing in the morning that their feet look bigger.
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This is especially fun if you casually mention to your kid first thing in the morning that their feet look bigger.

61. Sew one of your kid’s socks closed halfway down.

If you’re the sewing type this prank will leave you in stitches.
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If you’re the sewing type this prank will leave you in stitches.

62. Serve up some "spider chip cookies.”

For extra fun, tell your kid an hour or so before serving them that you found a bunch of spiders in the kitchen that morning.
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For extra fun, tell your kid an hour or so before serving them that you found a bunch of spiders in the kitchen that morning.

63. Put a glow stick in a toilet paper roll, then put it in your kid's room as they sleep.

Find this prank and others at Kids Activities Blog.
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Find this prank and others at Kids Activities Blog.

64. Block the spout of your kid’s shampoo bottle with saran wrap.

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

65. Replace Cheetos with carrot slices.

Open the bag from the bottom, swap the Cheetos for carrot slices, then glue it back together.
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Open the bag from the bottom, swap the Cheetos for carrot slices, then glue it back together.

66. 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.
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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.

67. Superglue coins to the ground outside.

And then watch your kid try, and try, and TRY to pick it up, hahaha.
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And then watch your kid try, and try, and TRY to pick it up, hahaha.

68. You can also paint a bar of soap with nail polish and leave it in the shower.

The soap won’t lather, which should give your kids fits as they try to get ready.
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The soap won’t lather, which should give your kids fits as they try to get ready.

69. Confuse your kid on the ride to school.

70. Take a photo of someone your kid cares about "floating" (like a parent, grandparent, or sibling), then show it to your kid and feign amazement.

"I can't explain what happened, kids. Right now everything I know about the universe is upside down!"
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"I can't explain what happened, kids. Right now everything I know about the universe is upside down!"

71. If you dare, remove the creamy center from an Oreo and replace it with toothpaste!

Gag.
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Gag.

72. When your kids are sleeping, switch them into each other’s bed.

Waking up in their sibling’s room is a hilarious way to start April Fools’ Day.
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Waking up in their sibling’s room is a hilarious way to start April Fools’ Day.

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

74. You can also stick a helium balloon in the toilet and close the lid. When your kid lifts the lid in the morning the balloon will float out and startle them.

For extra fun, write "April Fools!" on the balloon.
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For extra fun, write "April Fools!" on the balloon.

75. And lastly, you'll either love or hate this one — but your kid will never forget it!

Two points: 1. You do the cutting, and 2. Don’t expect your startled kid to help you clean up the mess!
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Two points: 1. You do the cutting, and 2. Don’t expect your startled kid to help you clean up the mess!

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