April Fools'. Photo: Zoom TV
April Fools'. Photo: Zoom TV

Sealing off shampoos

One of the best April Fool pranks for parents can be to seal off their shampoos, conditioner or body wash bottles. This can be easily done with a plastic wrap. Unscrew the bottle cap and wrap it with the plastic wrap making sure none of the edges are poking out. Parents would never guess why their products are not coming out.

Taking out batteries from remote controls

Another classic and best April Fool prank for parents can be to take out the batteries from the television remotes or music system remotes or even AC remotes. This would make them impossible to function while your parents will never be able to guess the real reason for it. No guarantee, however, that one would not receive a thrashing later.

Switching sugar with salt

One of the best April fool pranks for parents can be to switch the sugar with salt. While this is an old and cliched prank it never fails to bring about hearty laughter. When your parents would put sugar into their coffee, they would be left wondering why it is not sweet enough?

Short the sheets

Here’s a good April Fools’ Prank for your parents that is equal parts hilarious and frustrating: “Short sheet” a family member’s bed. Simply remove the top sheet, tuck one end under the mattress at the top of the bed, then fold it over so that it acts as both the fitted sheet and top sheet. When mom or dad hop into bed, their feet will hit the fold in an abrupt surprise!

Bread gone bad

Photo: Spoon University
Photo: Spoon University

This April Fools’ prank for parents will have them thinking the bread they just bought at the grocery store has already gone moldy. With clean hands, take the top slice of bread off of the loaf. Dab a drop of two of green food coloring on the next slice. Replace the top slice so that the colored smudge is hidden, then wait for a disgusted reaction when they think they’ve gotten a moldy loaf!

Soap no more

Anyone whose family uses bar soap in the bathroom sink or shower will enjoy pulling this classic April Fools’ prank for parents! When they’re not looking, take the bar of soap and dry it off completely. Then carefully paint the whole thing with clear nail polish. Next time a family member tries to lather the soap, nothing will happen! Won’t see mom or dad on the big day?

Balloons in the pillow

When your parents aren’t looking, take their pillows out of their pillowcases and hide them in a closet or dresser drawer. Then fill their pillowcases with blown-up balloons instead. They’ll get a squeaky, airy surprise when they go to bed for the night. Depending on how heavy their heads are, they might even get scared with a pop!

Turn their world upside down

This April Fools’ prank for parents will have them wondering why their world was flipped upside down! Sneak downstairs before your parents get up and set all the small objects in the house (picture frames, clocks, books, and other doodads) upside down or backward. You can also turn jackets and other items inside out.

Cracked screen

Photo: Geek Prank
Photo: Geek Prank

If you have your own smartphone or tablet, you can really get your parents fooled by pretending your screen has been cracked. You can download images or even find online apps that will make your screen look like it’s shattered. Your parents will totally be relieved when you scream “April Fools’.”

Iced over

This is the best April Fools’ prank for parents who love their morning tea or coffee. There are a few different ways you can bring a little April Fools’ fun to their drinks. Try hiding a little food coloring beneath some ice cubes, so when you pour in water or another drink, you’ll get a colorful beverage. Or create a creepy ice cube by freezing a plastic bug into an ice cube and slipping it into their drink.

Ducks in a row

Is there such a thing as too many rubber ducks? You’re about to find out! Get an outrageous number of rubber ducks (the more the merrier). Start hiding the ducks everywhere: cupboards, drawers, desks, car glove boxes. Go big or go home!

Never-ending alarm

Want to really prank your parents? This one’s perfect for you. Gather up all the alarm clocks in your house, set them all to go off at different times, then hide them all over. Be warned though, your folks will be mad at you.

Glass half full

Lay breakfast out for your family in the morning - but with everybody's drinks upside down.

To do this, fill a glass with water and then put a card over the top. Put the glass face down on the table, and then very quickly pull out the card.

Frozen breakfast

Photo: mirror
Photo: mirror

The night before April Fool's Day, fill a bowl with cereal and milk, half-submerge a spoon - and then put it in the freezer.

Serve it up to your victim in the morning, and watch as they struggle to work out why they can't budge the spoon or eat their breakfast.

Swap out pictures

The night before April Fool's Day, print out some pictures of your family's favourite celebs. Then, once everyone else has gone to bed, swap out any framed photos that you have around the house.

The next day, see how long it takes your family to notice that pictures of them have been swapped out for the rich and famous.

Confetti explosion

Party poppers are great—so grab one and affix it to the jamb of a closed door, with the string stretched across the door. When someone turns the knob, they’ll find themselves surprised by a loud noise and a mini-explosion of confetti.

Bubble fun

Use bubble wrap! Place bubble wrap under an area rug or a bathmat. This one’s particularly effective first thing in the morning, before your unsuspecting victim has had any coffee—nothing like loud, unexpected noise to wake someone up real quick!

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