Top 10 Best Last Minute April Fool’s Day Pranks

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April Fool’s Day is almost here. Do you know who you’re going to prank? If you’re scrambling for a last-minute prank idea, we’ve got some ideas that might work for you. These April Fool’s Day jokes are great for pranking your family, friends, or co-workers. Read on to see tons of classic and clever pranks. Whether you want to scare your friends, annoy them, or just gross them out, these classic April Fool’s pranks are totally hilarious.

Many of the items listed below can be rush-ordered in time for delivery on April Fool’s Day. Read each prank item’s description for additional information. Rush shipping may not be available in all areas, or for all items. If you missed the shipping deadline for a ready-made prank, check out our guide to the best April Fool’s Day prank ideas. That post is filled with hilarious pranks you can construct from stuff you probably already have lying around the house.

You might also want to stock up on prank supplies now, even if they won’t be here in time for this year’s prankstravaganza. Even if you can’t use these pranks for April Fool’s Day this year, these pranks are great for senior prank day at the end of the school year, or just for laughs during a rainy day at the office. Plus, it’s never too early to start planning your April Fool’s revenge for next year.

With Easter right around the corner, you might also want to check out our post on the best Easter Bunny costumes. Need a laugh? You might also like our gallery of hilariously funny dog GIFS. Finally, ahead of all the April Fool’s Day hoaxes that will be hitting the Internet, you might want to read up on our post on how to recognize Facebook hoaxes.

1. Fake Black Spider With String

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This classic prank may be old-fashioned, but it’s still a popular prank today. Hanging a fake spider in someone’s cubicle, bedroom, or kitchen is a great way to freak them out. You can also hide the spider in a desk drawer or car. This prank may be old school, but there’s a reason this classic prank has been around for years. This is a harmless, fun prank that can be deployed by kids or adults. If you like “oldie but goodie” pranks, this is one that will work in all kinds of situations.

Price: $5.99

Buy a Fake Black Spider With String here.

2. The Dribble Glass Prank

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Very small holes run along the top of this glass. When your unsuspecting victim raises the glass to their lips to take a drink, a small amount of water will dribble all over their shirt. This funny prank can be used at home or at the office. For maximum effect, you can make sure the liquid in the glass is something that will stain, like grape juice or wine.

There are a couple of similar prank dribble glasses out there. If you don’t like the option that’s pictured above, you might also like this colorful dribble glass, or this dribble glass two-pack. Having multiples of your dribble glass makes your prank plot less obvious.

Price: $8.41

Buy a dribble glass here.

3. Fake Parking Tickets

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If you want to prank your friends with a fake parking ticket, or just blow off some steam at a stranger who parked like an idiot, April Fool’s Day is a great excuse to pass out some fake tickets. These prank tickets from Loftus are really funny, especially because of the long “violation” text that covers the front of the ticket.

Here’s the full text of this fake ticket:

This is not a ticket, but if it were within my power, you would receive two.

Because of your bull-headed, inconsiderate, feeble attempt at parking, not only have you taken up enough room for a 20-mule team, two elephants, one goat, and a troop of Cub Scouts at a Jamboree, but you have also managed to offend, rile, and infuriate every courteous driver in the local tri-state area.

The reason for giving you this, is so that in the future you may think of someone other than yourself. Besides, I don’t like domineering, egotistical, simple-minded or chowder-headed drivers and you probably fit into one or all of these categories.

I sign off wishing you an early transmission failure (on the expressway at about 4:30 p.m.). Also, may the fleas of a thousand camels infest your armpits.

Each pad of fake tickets includes 25 paper slips. This can be rush-ordered in time for April Fool’s Day. A cool alternative to these fake parking tickets are these fake violation citations from Knock Knock.

Price: $4.49

Buy a pad of fake parking tickets here.

4. Bagel Surprise

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The classic Bagel Surprise prank involves a fake bagel on a plate. When you pick the bagel up, a fake cockroach is revealed. To pull off this prank, you can fill up a table at work or at home with a bunch of real bagels on plates. That way, it’s harder to notice the prank about to take place. You could also put the bagel in the fridge. That guy who is always stealing your lunch from the break room won’t be touching your food after that!

Price: $5.87

Buy the Bagel Surprise prank here.

5. The Squirt Lighter

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This is a great gift for pranking the smoker in your life, particularly if you’ve been hounding them to quit. This lighter looks just like a real disposable lighter, but it will shoot a jet of water instead of flame. You can prank your friends with this lighter, either by swapping out the lighter in their jacket pocket, or by offering to give them a light. Do note you have to squeeze this lighter to get water to come out.

Price: $7.69

Buy a squirt lighter here.

6. ‘Always Positive’ Fake Pregnancy Test

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One of the most creative, unexpected pranks you can pull on April Fool’s Day is the fake pregnancy test. 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.

This prank can be rush-ordered in time for April Fool’s Day.

Price: $14.95 (50 percent off MSRP)

Buy it here.

7. Electric Stun Pen

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This stun pen shocks your unsuspecting mark with a small electrical charge. It should be harmless, but it’s good common sense not to play this prank on people with heart conditions, or people who have pacemakers installed. Otherwise, this is good clean fun for the home or office. If you need an alternative way to mess with people from the office, another classic prank you can try is the old exploding golf ball gag.

This item can be rush-ordered in time for April Fool’s Day.

Price: $6.28

Buy the Electric Stun Pen here.

8. Surprise Hand Buzzer

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The hand buzzer is a classic prank. This is a great April Fool’s Day prank to play on your friends, family, or co-workers. As tempting as it may be, however, it may not be the smartest prank to pull on a person you are meeting for the first time. Then again, it serves them right for having their first meeting with you on April 1.

This item can be rush-ordered in time for April Fool’s Day.

Price: $4.92

Buy a Surprise Hand Buzzer here.

9. Stink Bombs

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Each box contains three vials of a foul-smelling “stink juice” that you can pour on the floor at the office or in someone’s home. This is a disgusting prank, but it’s still a classic. It can backfire on you, however, so be careful not to get any of the juice on your hands or clothing. The smell is quite revolting, so you may want to avoid eating right before you unleash this prank on your victim. A similar product, Liquid Ass, may also be of interest to pranksters.

If you want to get really elaborate with your prank, we suggest pairing this foul-smelling liquid with an accomplice hiding in one of these fake body bags. Sprinkle the liquid around the room, and then let the games begin. The smell will make it seem like a real corpse is inside. When your accomplice inside the bag starts moving in the bag, it will scare your friends. Make sure you have a friend to wear a fake county coroner shirt to really sell the bit.

This item can be rush-ordered in time for April Fool’s Day.

Price: $7.55

Buy Loftus stink bombs here.

10. ‘Party Pooper’ Fake Poop

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This nasty fake poop is the perfect prank item to leave in the bathroom at home, at work, in the dorms, or even in a public restroom. It’s definitely gross, but it’s a funny prank. If combined with the “stink juice” above, you can create a really realistic prank. Another great prank to combine with this fake poop is the classic “exploding” toilet seat prank.

This item can be rush-ordered in time for April Fool’s Day.

Price: $4.27 (71 percent off)

Buy Party Pooper Fake Poop here.

Still looking for prank inspiration? Before April Fool’s Day begins, you might want to check out the book Pranklopedia, which is filled with tons of great prank ideas. You might also want to check out some classic episodes of Jackass, which can inspire your next big prank.

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