If there’s one thing that could make you call the cleaners, it’s April Fools’ Day pranks. That’s because some of the funniest April Fools Day pranks involve making a not-so-subtle mess. Sure, it’s all good fun, but if you perform any of the following tricks, be ready to call your friendly window cleaners (and wall cleaners, and carpet cleaners and… you get the idea).
April Fools Day Pranks
Explosive ketchup bottle
You probably already know where we’re going with this, but an April Fools Day barbecue wouldn’t be complete without a trick or two. Take a ketchup bottle and sprinkle in two tablespoons of baking soda. Then put the bottle back in the fridge (without shaking it!). When someone takes it out to use it, they’ll naturally shake the bottle and the result will, well, be all over the house! Ah, funny April Fools Day jokes…
The water-over-the-door trick
You’ve probably seen this classic April Fools prank in cartoons, but have you ever actually performed the old water-bucket over the door trick? This classic prank is pretty hilarious. Just leave a bucket of water (not too heavy as to injure the “victim”) on top of a slightly open door. When someone pushes it open, they’re going to get drenched! April Fools!
Fountain of color
Looking for funny pranks to do at home? Give someone a shock when they turn on the faucet. Tuck a couple dye tablets under the faucet and let the water run in unnatural colors. Of course, you might be scrubbing the sink or bathtub later, but it’ll be worth it!
Jell-o molding: the classic April Fools Day prank
If you’ve ever seen an episode of The Office, you know that gelatin can be, well hilarious! Take the April Fools Day office pranks out of the office by collecting a friend or family member’s favorite possession (but maybe not something electronic) and “preserving” it in gelatin. Of course, you’ll have to have at least four hours and some refrigerator space to pull it off.
How are you celebrating the funniest day of the year? We want to hear about your messiest April Fools Day pranks!