Harmless April Fools Pranks to Play at Home

It’s never too early to start preparing for April Fools Day!

I have been a prankster from the time I was young. I started with simple classic pranks like wrapping a rubber band around the kitchen faucet sprayer…come on you know you have done this. As I grew older I rallied my college roommate, who happened to love pranking as much as I do, and we turned everything in the boys apartment down the street upside down. This included big things like couches and chairs to smaller details like everything in their kitchen cabinets and fridge.

They retaliated by wrapping my entire car in tin foil and saran wrap:









FAIL…this took me forever to undo!

Sadly for my husband, I am still a kid at heart and feel the need to torture him by playing pranks like throwing cups of cold water into the shower instead of handing him the towel he asked for. I run away giggling like a 5 year old. I know, I know..I am horrible. (haha)

As April 1 approaches I knew I had to compile a list of harmless pranks to pull at home this April Fools. Just remember, be ready for pay back!

Breakfast Surprise!

Put blue food coloring in the milk the night before April Fools’ Day, and watch your children’s’ eyes widen in surprise the next morning. (Via Martha Stewart) Instructions here

Worst Soap Ever!

A little clear nail polish and you are good to go!

via buzzfeed

Broken Remote

Cover the remote sensor with a piece of tape. This is especially funny if they change the batteries and it still doesn’t work.

Who Cut the Power?

In a world of cell phones this one may be tough, but it’s a classic. Tape down the phone button so the person who picks up the receiver will think the line is dead. (Via Martha Stewart) Instructions Here

Blue Water

This is by far our favorite. The results of this prank aren’t permanent (or toxic) but the memory of the look of shock on a family member’s face when they turn on the faucet will live forever. (Via Martha Stewart) Instructions Here

Click here for 11 more pranks from Martha Stewart.

Let Them Eat Cake!

Make the best looking meatloaf cake using mashed potatoes as the icing! Click for Recipe.

Frozen Cereal

Nothing like Frosty Fruit Loops on April 1st! Learn how to do it here.


Sweet Grilled Cheese

You won’t have to say “cheese” to make your “victim” smile once they sample this lunch look-alike. Click for Recipe.


Fruit Chew Green Beans

Don’t be too proud if your kids eat these green beans — they’re made of candy. Click for Recipe.


YOUR Head in a Jar!

This is NOT for the weak at heart. Learn how to pull of this incredibly creative prank here.

Are you a prankster? Tell us what you are planning for April Fools Day!

Lindsay is the the Director of Media Engagement for Coldwell Banker Real Estate and manages the brand’s media and social media department. She is also a licensed real estate professional. In 2017 & 2018, she was named a top 20 social influencer in the real estate industry in the annual Swanepoel 200 power rankings.

Lindsay lives in Livingston, NJ with her college sweetheart and now husband Joe and rwelcomed another Joe into her life as she became a mom in June 2016.

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