April Fool’s!

april-foolsUnexpected Dandruff: Sprinkle some salt in your hair, then start complaining that your head is itching like crazy. When someone looks at your head, they’ll see the worst case of dandruff they’ve ever seen.

April Showers: If you have a sink with a sprayer, put a rubber band around the handle when nobody’s looking. This automatically keeps the nozzle in spray-mode. Make sure the nozzle is pointing up and outward. The next person to use the sink will get a splash! I actually tried this on my older son last year. It worked like a charm and provided a bunch of belly laughs.

Buggy Toothpaste: Place a raisin in the end of the toothpaste tube. When someone squeezes out the paste, they’ll get what looks like a bug along with their minty tarter control glob.

Got Milk?: Add a few drops of food coloring to a container of milk. It’s harmless April Fool’s joke but the results are pretty colorful.

Spare Change: This April Fool’s practical joke is old, but it still works. Superglue some coins to the sidewalk or any spot that has a lot of people walking around. Make sure it’s an appropriate place, then watch people get frustrated when they can’t pick up the coins.

Year Round School: Type and mail a letter to yourself that says the vote went through and school is now going to be held all year long – no more summer vacation. Your kids will be mortified. Then tell them after dinner it was just an April Fool’s Day joke.

What’s That in Your Apple?: For a fruity April Fool’s practical joke, get a few gummy worms and carefully poke them into fresh fruit, particularly apples. Give your kids a wormy apple for lunch and leave a few apples on the table for friends and family members to snack on.

One Sick Joke: Fill a hot water bottle with pea soup. Keep the bottle hidden under your shirt and make a loud noise to attract attention. Bend over the table and squeeze the bottle, as your sludge spews out just like you’ve thrown up.

Look What I Can Do!: Ask your victim to put a quarter on a piece of paper and, without removing their finger, trace the coin with a pencil. Repeat the “test” with a few fingers. After that’s done, get the victim to pick up the quarter and roll it along the bridge of their nose. Then quietly snicker behind their back as they walk around with a black line along their nose. Don’t use a permanent marker because that’s just not cool.

Out of Gas: A few blocks from home, make your car lurch a little and announce that you’re out of gas. The children will moan and groan a little. Tell the kids they will have to walk to get gas as you watch the car, then drive by yelling “April Fools!” Make sure there is no one around and it’s a lightly traveled road. (By the way…this one works!  I use it all the time to get the kids!)

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