Do you have an “I-swear-I-didn’t-eat-that” roommate? Is your tough-guy husband secretly terrified of bugs? If so, April Fool’s Day is the perfect time to add a little springtime humor to your household with these seven pranks.
Keep an Eye — or Eyes — on Your Diet
Get it? Eyes on your diet? OK, bad jokes aside, adding googly eyes to the food in your fridge is a funny (albeit weird) way to get a giggle out of your spouse, roommates or kids — just make sure to remove them before taking a bite.
Do You Hear a Buzzing Sound?
Step 1: Find a friend or loved one who is petrified of insects.
Step 2: Cut the shape of a large bug from a piece of paper and tape it to the inside of your lampshade. Pro tip: Make sure to bend your bug’s legs to give it a realistic look.
Step 3: Turn off the lamp.
Step 4: Wait for your friend or loved one to turn on the lamp (and run screaming out of the house).
Step 5: Clean up the broken lamp.
April Showers Bring…Great Pranking Opportunities. Literally.
What makes a semi-conscious morning shower better? Non-sudding soap of course! Coat a loved one’s favorite bar of soap in clear nail polish for a confusing and hilarious — for you anyway — start to the day.
Staples, Pens, Post-its, KILLER CLOWNS??
Few pranks top a good jump scare. Start by printing out a scary image — zombies, ghosts, clowns and IRS audit notices work best. Stash the hair-raising picture in an office or kitchen drawer and wait for an unsuspecting victim. (Pro tip: tape down the corners of the image so it doesn’t flap or fold when the drawer is opened.) (Really pro tip: Avoid the “prankee” for at least an hour after the scare.)
“Honey, I think we have a leek in our soup…I mean sink.”
For this April Fool’s delight, grab a few leeks (the vegetable) and place them in your sink. Alert your roommate or spouse of your “leeky” faucet and watch in silent laughter as your Mr. (or Mrs.) Fix-it discovers the actual source of your “leek.”
Honey I Shrunk the Toiletries
Nothing says “good morning” like miniaturized toiletries. Swap out your significant other’s bathroom items for doll-house-sized replacements and watch the hilarity ensue — just make sure you can switch them back quickly (especially the towels).
2 Percent, Whole, Skim…Solid?
Certain things should never stick to the bottom of the glass — especially milk. To raise some serious eyebrows (and have a few laughs) whip up a batch of solid milk. Here’s a quick how-to:
Step 1: Stir one packet of powdered gelatin into two tablespoons of water and let your mixture stand for five minutes.
Step 2: Warm two cups of milk and add your gelatin mixture.
Step 3: Pour your milk back into a container and refrigerate.
(Pro tip: bake some fresh cookies to get things started).