Check out our best practical jokes and harmless April Fools' pranks
to annoy your class, family, friends, office colleagues or neighbors!
Those pranks are simply funny! Many of those are perfect for the April
Fools' Day :-)
Gift-Wrapping a Bowl
Get a clear plastic wrapper –
the sticky kind for food. Lift the toilet seat and cover the toilet bowl
with it – you must do it very smoothly so there are no creases to warn the
next user. Enjoy the screams and look forward to going to hell one day.
The Door Bell Prank
Put a note on some doorbells
saying: Sorry, doorbell broken. Please yell “Ding Dong” really loud.
So Little Cat, So Much Poop
Do you live with
somebody who has cats? This one is really a bit disgusting, but – well,
judge for yourselves.
For about a week pay close attention to the
cat’s bowel movements and remove any poop immediately when it hits the
litter box – without the cat’s primary caretaker – your victim - knowing!
After a few days, your victim will start to worry, maybe even say there must
be something really wrong with the cat.
After a week, enjoy a poop in the box yourself. Yes, it is disgusting, but
watching your friend trying to figure that one out should be worth it.
The Pistachio Tantrum
If you’re a fan of pistachio
nuts, yay! Whenever you enjoy some, put those that didn’t crack or can’t be
opened easily with just your hands aside. When you have enough of these
annoying bastards collected, put them in some pretty glass jar or something
and give them to that special person. Picture their increasing frustration
The friend and the grandpa (Good April Fools' Joke)
I told my friend that my grandpa is hard of hearing. I told my grandpa that
my friend is mentally handicapped. I don’t remember ever having had this
much fun before.
Daily Fun Facts
Text somebody daily fun facts on
some odd topic, e.g. pigeons. When they try to stop it, reply like an
automated texting system.
You: „Did you know that in certain religious groups in India
it is believed that when a person dies, their soul comes back as a pigeon?“
Victim: „What is this BS?“
You: „We hope you are enjoying your subscription to the daily fun fact
site „Daily Smidgeon of Pigeon“. To unsubscribe, reply with Unsubscribe.”
You: “Oh dear. Do you really want to
terminate your subscription to Daily Smidgeon of Pigeon?”
You: “Message not recognized.”
Continue for as long as
The Handgun Prank (perfect practical joke)
a silhouette of a handgun out of some thin metal sheet. Insert in
colleague’s briefcase. Wish said colleague a safe flight on his business
The Keyboard Education (nice April Fool's prank)
Switch keys in the keyboard of a colleague who types using the “single eagle
strike” method. They’ll finally have to learn to touch type.
The Suspicious Furniture
furniture at somebody’s home or office. Not very noticeably, just move
everything about two or three inches. They will feel something is off, but
won’t be able to put their finger on it and will consequently spend the day
in a subtle state of nervousness and insecurity.
The Surprise Candy Prank (April Fools' joke for kids)
Make chocolate-covered coconut balls and chocolate-covered fish balls. Mix
them thoroughly and put them on a plate at your office kitchenette. Snicker
freely. Don’t let them out too long – food poisoning from a rotting fish
would not be entertaining.
The Very Bland Juice (Nice prank for kids)
plain water in a jar with food colorant to make it look like fruit juice.
Enjoy resulting faces.
Balancing Two Beers (perfect for April Fools' Day)
Bet somebody they can’t balance two beers on the backs of their hands, with
their hands resting on the table palms down. Put the beers on their hands –
and simply walk off. They’ll have no idea how to get rid of the drinks.
The High Art Prank
Give somebody a terrible
kitschy crap as a gift and say you’ve made it for them yourself. Next time
ask where they put it. It’s up to you when you will let them in on the joke.
The Autocorrect Prank
Put up a few interesting
Autocorrect options in your victim’s Word. (Mind you, this is really evil
and they may not necessarily notice, especially if they prefer the “single
eagle striking from the sky” one-finger typing method and look at the
keyboard as they write, so make sure they won’t be writing anything terribly
The Alarm Clocks Prank
Old, but unfailingly
effective – Hide loads of alarm clocks set to go off at different times
around the victim’s room. It really isn’t funny after the third alarm goes
off – except it really is!!!
The Classroom Clock Prank
When the teacher is
away, set the clock in the classroom a few minutes late or early, the people
in front row should do the same with their watch when the teacher wants to
check. Eventually he’ll set his clock to the “right” time and have a very
The Unmovable Cups Prank
Staple loads of paper or
plastic cups next to each other (if you’re feeling merciful, stick to
batches of 5-8) and arrange them all over somebody’s office table. Fill them
with water. Mwahahahaha – really hard to remove!
The iPad Prank (very good to fool kids and teenagers)
Short on cash and somebody’s birthdays are coming up? Draw an eye on a
ladies’ sanitary pad. Voilá, you can give them an iPad now.
The Warm Water Effect Prank
If you’re at a
friend’s place for a sleepover (this is vital, you don’t want to do this in
your own home), put his or her hand in a bowl of lukewarm water as they
sleep. Most likely they will wet their bed. And not with the water from the
bowl - the warm water triggers the body’s peeing response.
The Messy Toilet Prank
This one is very evil and
will likely cause some serious soiling of clothes, so give a good think to
who you might play this one on and who not. The upside is, it is very
Take a mini ketchup or mustard packet and fold it so it is
nice and pressurized. Tape it to the underside of the toilet seat. Imagine
the mess that erupts when the person sits down. Put on running shoes.
A Good Night Prank
(for pranking kids)
prank if you have kids (7-12 years old) sharing a bedroom. Daddy wishes them
all good night: “Good night Steve, good night Gail, and good night monster
under the bed.” (cue for mother to use her walkie-talkie placed under the
bed: “Good night.”)
The Hot Toothbrush
Soak your friend’s toothbrush
overnight in water with loads of chili peppers/cayenne pepper in it for some
extreme dental hygiene. He/she will definitely wake up fully.
The Toilet Paper Slave Prank
Unroll a bit of
toilet paper and write on it “Please help, I’m a slave held at a toilet
paper factory!” Roll the paper back on as well as you can and leave the
message to be found by somebody else.
The Car Gift-Wrap
Do you have a valued friend or
colleague you wish to tickle? Gift-wrap their car! Use cling-film and wrap
their car all over and then finish the good deed with silver duct tape (make
sure you don’t put the duct tape on the car paint, you might end up footing
the bill for a new paint job and the prank would be on you, that’s why you
first use the cling film). What better gift could anyone expect?
The Christmas Card Prank
Send your selected
relatives (in-laws, for example?) Christmas Card signed by totally
fictitious people they don’t know, include convincing personal details in
the wish to leave them completely baffled.
The Hidden Singing
Rip the speaker and battery out
of a singing Birthday card. Hide in a car when you know your beloved spouse
will drive it soon. You can of course also hide it in your beloved
colleague’s desk – preferably one that you don’t share an office with.
The Nonsense Talk Prank
In the office, talk utter
nonsense at a colleague, then say, “Did you get all that? I don’t want to
have to repeat myself.”
The Office Gift Wrap Prank
everything in the office.
The Honey Doom
Once somebody dozes off, drizzle a
bit of honey on their face. Once they feel it, their doom is sealed in a
very sticky way.
If you enjoy annoying random people,
glue a coin to the floor. See how many people try to pick it up.
Hieroglyphs for Beginners:
Borrow your victim’s
mobile for a while and change the language to something wildly exotic (that
he doesn’t speak of course!) Then sit back and watch them try to change it
A healthy tip that may save your skin: Note down somewhere how to
put it all to rights again!
The Scratch Prank
Simply place a little note under
a friend’s windshield wiper saying “Sorry about the scratch.” Enjoy hours of
watching him looking and looking in vain….
The Oil Shampoo Prank
Take somebody’s bottle of
shampoo and fill it up with oil. Shake well to mix the shampoo with the oil.
It will be too late when the person realizes that it didn’t do
anything for his hair except to make it extra greasy.
The Bus Stop Dracula
This is possibly the most
disgusting prank you will read in a while.
You will need a ladies‘
sanitary pad, some marmalade and good friends to enjoy the fun with you.
As you expected, put marmalade (naturally you go for strawberry or
raspberry) on the sanitary pad, make it look realistic.
Select a moderately busy bus stop. Once the bus has taken everybody away
and the place empties, place the ‘soiled’ pad near the bin so it’s nice and
Once the place fills up with a comfortable number of people,
go straight to the pad, take it up (this will already excite horrified
attention) and, if you’re feeling brave, sniff it and even dip your finger
in the marmalade and enjoy it’s healthful fruity taste and the fainting and
the gagging from the crowd of commuters.
New Prank Ideas 2017:
Soap Prank (only if your victim
uses soap bars)
Coat the soap with transparent nail varnish. Wait
till it dries and place the soap back. People will wonder how come there’s
no lather no matter how hard they try.
The Paper Bag
A perfect party prank, especially when it’s a
little later and people are already tipsy:
Take a non-leaking plastic bag
and put it inside a brown paper bag. Fill the plastic bag with some canned
fruit cocktail or chopped up fruits and veggies – it should definitely be
moist and slithery. Place it strategically where nobody will easily see it
and position yourself within easy reach. At a good public moment, grab it
and pretend to puke into it. Give it a moment for the people to look back
again, then look in the bag, appear pleasantly surprised and grab some of
the fruit cocktail and eat it. If the party is at your home, you might want
to place a few more bags or bowls for people to puke into, as you’ll
probably start a different sort of Mexican wave.
The Staple Prank
Unseen, put a staple through a Post It note
and then put the Post It note back. Later, when you have some audience, slap
the Post It note to your forehead (cleverly hiding the staple with your
hand) and using an EMPTY (!!!) stapler, “staple” the Post It note to your
forehead. Expect fainting, vomiting, the works.