Last Minute April Fools Pranks
Tomorrow is April Fools’ Day, the one day of the year where you can get away with elaborate pranks and sophomoric gags alike with some amount of impunity. So as long as there are no serious consequences – that is consequences that last longer than 24 hours – you’re pretty much good to go. Now all you need are some good pranks. So in case you’re like most people (i.e. me) and don’t already have your three-part April Fools’ plans already lain out, here are some quick and easy last minute April Fools’ Day pranks for you to try.
The Old Rubber Band on the Faucet Prank
Not much to explain here. Put a rubber band over the bottom of a faucet, then stand in wait for your unsuspecting target(s) to use the sink. Hilarity ensues. Note: this works best in the morning before your target is fully awake.
Pretend Parking Ticket
Another simple trick. Print out a fake parking ticket. Insert under the windshield wiper of your loved ones, and wait for the response. For a quick result, write “April Fools!” in big bold letters on the back.
Set The Clock Two Hours Ahead
Pretty self explanatory, this works best for family members or with significant others. Simply wait until your target has gone to bed, then change both their clock and their alarm two hours ahead. That way, when their alarm goes off they panic thinking they’ve overslept two hours. At which time you can yell: April Fools!
Related prank: Set their alarm for the middle of the night, then hide their clock in a drawer. Leave a note saying April Fools’ attached to the clock.
Superglue Coins to the Ground
Empire Records anyone? This one is also self explanatory. Glue coins to the ground in a busy area, the sidewalk works well, and wait nearby as people passing by try to pick up the coins.
Find an old piece of cloth. Then place a dollar bill on the floor. When you’re unsuspecting target comes along, stops, and bends down to get it, rip the cloth down the middle. Almost every time the target will reach back in panic to check their pants.
These should give you a good start. Any other ideas you can think of? List them in the comments section.