40 Genius April Fools Pranks They Won’t See Coming

Quick! April 1 is just around the corner. Here’s your chance to pull an April Fools prank your kid will never forget.

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#1. There’s no reason to cry over spilt milk… even if it’s on your kid’s $2000 macbook

Make a milky white “splatter” with glue and soap.

#2. Prank grilled cheese — the not so comfortable comfort food

Make a faux grilled cheese with pound cake and tinted butter frosting.

#3. The sundae and spuds mash up

Imagine your kid’s face when you tell them they can have a sundae for lunch. Then imagine your face when they realize it’s actually a heaping of hot mashed potatoes served with cherries on top.

#4. Tell your new teen driver it’s “just fine”

Put it under the wipers and watch their panicky reaction.

#5. “Mommm… the food is staring at me!”

Stick googly eyes on food containers and hide behind the kitchen counter. Watch your kid’s petrified screams when he opens the fridge at night.

#6. Bake a pan of brownies

“I’m sorry but did I say brown Es?”

#7. Confuse your kid somewhere down the road

#8. Tell your toddler her feet grew bigger while she was sleeping

Stuff her shoes with tissue. But she might bug you all day for a new pair.

#9. Molding the prank champions of the future

Smudge green and black markers on sandwich bags to make “molds”

#10.”Mommm… the cereal is frozen!”

Well, didn’t it say frosty flakes? Your unsuspecting child didn’t know you put his bowl of cereal in the freezer.

#11. ‘Ketchup’ with the latest prank I’m about to throw you, kid…


Get a string. Tie one end to a sinker, and the put the other end half way through the ketchup bottle. The string squirts up when the bottle is squeezed. Best served with hotdogs.

#12. Stitch their sock up half way, then laugh in their face as they try to get it on

“Hurry, son. The bus is waiting.”

#13. Chocolate chip cookies have never bean this good.

Because you added black beans instead of chocolate chips.

#14. Put up your house for sale

Tell your kids you’re moving in to your new house in the North Pole. There is no wifi signal there but at least they get to play with polar bears.

#15. Send them off in a fit of rage with these veggie lollipops

Use broccoli, carrots, and other vegetables your child hates.

#16. Pull another classic honey-the-principal-just-called prank

It will never go out of style because every child knows he’s skipped a homework or two.

#17. Make caramel apples with no other than — onions

Warning: will surely make them cry

#18. “Sorry, honey. Nickelodeon called to say the cartoons will be on vacation.”

Cover the remote’s sensor with a matte adhesive tap. Go ahead and lock the dial to your favorite new channel.

#19. “Mommm… the shampoo won’t pour!”

“That’s too bad, honey. I used a plastic film to cover the bottle cap — and laugh at you behind the shower curtain.”

#20. It’s egg-sactly vanilla yogurt and halved peach

Every April 1st, Junior will remember life isn’t as peachy as he thought.

#21. “Can you get the mail for me, pretty please?”

With sugar and screams on top.

#22. “Mommm… the milk turned blue!”

“That’s because I’ve put liquid coloring under your cereals, honey. Enjoy!”

#23. “Mommm… even the water is blue!”

“Well, because mommy is a genius and placed dye pellets under the water cap. It’s so fun to see your hands get dirty all over again!”

#24. Chicken pie with jelly bean filling

Use jelly candies and vanilla pudding to make a pleasant surprise in every bite

#25. Be the cereal killer by switching to bags of breakfast cereals

Cover your tracks by putting the cereal bags in wrong cartons.

#26. Mess up your kid’s trackpad or mouse settings

Confuse your kid by flipping the trackpad to scroll in the opposite direction. Just find your way around the computer’s Control Panel… and enjoy.

#27. Take a screenshot of your tablet’s home screen or computer’s desktop, and leave it up full screen.

Watch her get confused when the screen won’t swipe.

#28. The very frustrating dollar prank

Money can’t buy happiness — only pranks as good as this one.

#29. “Lunch” a surprise attack

#30. Surprise jelly juice

Put Jell-o in a glass, serve with straw. Have a camera ready when they take their first sip.

#31. Another milk prank — this time, served in a glass

Add gelatin powder to a glass of hot milk. Once the gelatin mixture settles, you’re ready for some fun.

#32. Glaze a bar of soap with colorless nail polish.

Your child will go nuts while trying to figure out why the soap isn’t lathering.

#33. Switch your kid to another bed while they sleep. They’ll wake up confused.

#34. Wear a wig when you pick up your kids from school. Tell them your hairdresser went wild and gave you new pink hair.

#35. Have them plant “doughnut seeds” before they leave for school…

And switch the “seeds” with real doughnuts they can harvest in the afternoon.

#36. “Hi, honey. I got you an iPad.”

“Sorry, did I just say ‘eye pad'”?

#37. …. Don’t cry over that iPad. Here’s an iPhone

“Well, darling. Life is a box of chocolates.”

#38. Replace Cheetos with carrot sticks. Don’t forget to reseal

#39. Glue coins on the floor

#40. Be the best party popper in town

Happy April Fool’s Day. Your child will surely get over it before he becomes an adult. Hopefully.