The countdown to April Fool’s Day has begun. This year, millions of people will play tricks on their friends and family. While some people are all about the DIY pranks, others prefer to use classic tricks you can buy in stores. These class pranks have been used for generations, and they’re still good for a laugh. If you got pranked last year, now is the time to start plotting your revenge. Here are ten awesome April Fool’s Day pranks you can pull in 2015.
1. Fake Lottery Tickets
It’s always easy to prank someone when there is money involved. These fake lotto tickets look like real tickets. Every ticket is a “winner,” but since they aren’t real tickets, there’s no payout. These are a great prank items to unleash on your family, friends, roommates, or co-workers. To really sell the prank, try scratching one off alongside your prank victim, and start jumping up and down when you realize you’ve both “won” the lottery. Each package comes with two fake lottery tickets, but a similar fake lottery ticket comes in packs of five if you need to prank a whole family at once.
Price: $4.99 for two tickets
2. Always Positive Fake Pregnancy Test
One of the most creative, unexpected pranks you can pull on April Fool’s Day is the fake pregnancy test. This test is packaged in a very convincing wrapper, so it looks just like the real deal. However, unlike a real pregnancy test, this one always reads positive. This is a hilarious prank to pull on a boyfriend or husband, but you can also turn the tables and play it on a girlfriend or sister. Parents or grandparents could even use this test to freak out an unsuspecting teen. The prank includes fake instructions to add to the authentic look of the product.
Price: $14.95 (50 percent off MSRP)
3. iArm Prank Pack
This iArm “prank pack” is a simple cardboard box that is designed to look like a real product box. However, the product on the outside is totally fake and designed to make you laugh. You can fill the box with any item you like. This is a great box to use as a container for the birthday gift of anyone who was unlucky enough to be born on April 1. Similar prank packaging products include the Bathe & Brew Coffee Maker, the Wake & Bake Griddle, and bacon-scented dryer sheets.
4. Super Colon Cleanse Brownies
Is there a prank more classic than the old “laxative brownie” trick? Just break open a few capsules of Super Colon Cleanse (or any other laxative you have hanging around), and mix the laxative powder into a batch of chocolate brownie mix or cake mix. You just bake according to the directions, and then serve to your unwitting victims. You might want to stock up on extra toilet paper before you pull this prank. And it should go without saying, but we’ll remind you now: this prank should only be pulled on healthy people.
Price: $6.66 for 60 pills (29 percent off MSRP)
5. Nail Through Finger Prank
The classic “nail through my finger” prank makes it look like you’ve had a really nasty accident. This is a fun prank for construction sites, or for the doctor’s office. It also works at home, particularly if you are currently renovating your house. You can also hang on to this prank, and work it into your next gruesome Halloween costume.
6. Candy Prank Kit
Foul candies that look sweet are a popular prank for April Fools Day. This multi-pack includes a variety of prank candy options, including a candy that tastes like fish, a candy that turns your mouth blue, a candy that is extremely spicy, and a special candy that will make your victim fart uncontrollably. All of the candy is harmless, and will have no long-term health effects.
If you’re trying to prank a chocoholic, try unwrapping a bar of spicy sriracha chocolate, and passing it off as regular dark chocolate. No matter what method you choose, the candy con is one of the best pranks you can pull on April Fool’s Day.
7. FLARP! 8 Piece Whoopie Cushion
It just wouldn’t be April Fool’s Day without a whoopie cushion. If you’re going for a fart gag, this cool FLARP! prank kit gives you a ton of options to choose from, beyond a simple fart cushion. In addition to a classic whoopie cushion, you also get a mini cushion, an electronic fart maker, fart “razzers”, fart sound putty, a “pull my finger” toy, and more. This is an epic prank kit, and at least one of these items should embarrass your intended target. This is a fun April Fool’s Day prank for either kids or adults.
8. ‘The Gelling Joke’
This is a fun prank you can pull with someone’s morning coffee, or when you join them for lunch. When they aren’t looking, you simply pour the entire contents of the bottle into their drink. The drink will instantly turn into a thick gel. When your victim goes to drink the rest of their beverage, it will be stuck in place. Do note that the gelling process makes the beverage completely inedible, so make sure your target doesn’t actually consume any of the drink that you’ve tampered with.
9. Loftus Itching Powder
Another “oldie but a goodie,” this classic prank will make your target extremely itchy and uncomfortable. Itching powder can be applied to hats, underwear, shirts, pants, or shoes. You could also try dusting a very thin layer of the powder over someone’s desk, which might make their hands or forearms itchy. Some find the powder “itchy,” but others describe the sensation as being more of a prickly feeling. The exact amount to use to get a reaction seems to depend on how sensitive a person’s skin is, and where the powder is placed. When in doubt, use more to make sure your prank succeeds.
10. Starter Prank Kit
This kit from the One Stop Fun Shop offers a wide range of pranks for all ages. There are some classics, including snap-your-finger chewing gum, a joy buzzer, a whoopie cushion, and one of those cans of mixed nuts that has a “snake” inside. Other cool items in this mega-prank starter set include candy that turns your mouth blue, disappearing ink, fake “ABC” gum, a fake finger bandage, and a fart whistle. If you want to prank a whole office or classroom full of people, this is a great kit to help you get some laughs.
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