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

Pranks for the memories!

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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.


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.


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."


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

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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.


36. 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.


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.


59. 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.

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.

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

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.