29 Harmless April Fools Pranks

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This collection of 25 Harmless April Fools Pranks includes fun food pranks, family pranks for around the house, and of course you really need a few office pranks to play on your work family.

25 Harmless April Fools Pranks for Home and Office. Have some fun with pranks to pull on family, friends and co-workers with these harmless April Fools pranks #aprilfools

How much do you enjoy fun and harmless April Fools Pranks?

I played the exact same prank on my Uncle three years in a row when I was a teenager. He was a big jokester himself so it was a hoot to ‘get him.’ I called him claiming to have a flat tire with no one available to help. This was before cell phones so he did drive all the way to the destination before learning I wasn’t there. 

sugar cookies that look like ice cream

Sugar Cookies that look like Ice cream. Find the recipe at Tikkido.

Eggless breakfast April Fools trick

Eggless Breakfast April Fools joke. Find the quick and easy details at Real Mom Reviews.

Meatloaf cupcakes April Fools Day joke

Meatloaf Cupcakes is a good April Fools joke. You actually make dinner and a joke at the same time. Recipe at Courtney’s Sweets.

Brussel Sprouts cake pops

Brussel Sprouts Cake Pops. Fun details can be found at For The Love of Food.

april-fools-day-breakfast from Captain Fussybuckets
You have got to love this Tuna Can Muffin and Egg Drink April Fools Breakfast from Captain Fussybuckets!

Deviled Egg Cake Balls Platter from Cooking With Carlee

Deviled Egg Cake Balls from Cooking With Carlee will have your guest looking twice!

Spaghetti and Meatballs cupcakes from happydealhappyday.com. April Fools food idea

How cool are these Spaghetti and Meatball Cupcakes from Happy Deal Happy Day.

Around the House Pranks for April Fools Day

  • Portable Milk Splat tutorial at Instructables.
  • Recipe for Jello Oranges from Meet the Dubiens
  • Use a Face Swap App to replace the faces on photos.
  • ‘Borrow’ your victims  friend’s phone and change the language to a foreign language.
  • Cover the sensor of all the remote controls in your house with a piece of clear tape.
  • Paint a bar of soap with clear nail polish and leave it in the shower.
  • Add additional weight to your children’s book bags while they are sleeping.
  • Pour the cereal and milk for your children the night before. Place the bowls in the freezer and go to bed. The next morning, just smile when you seat them in front of their frozen cereal.
  • Put lots of salt onto the toothbrush of your target. Watch as they are surprised when brushing their teeth!
  • Googly Eye someone’s personal space! Just stick tons and tons of Googly Eyes everywhere!
  • Stuff the toes of someone’s shoes with paper. They’ll think their feet grew overnight.

Office Pranks for April Fools Day

  • Find 3 Hilarious Tech Pranks to pull on your co-workers including Flip the Desktop and AutoCorrect a Subliminal Message
  • Make a few copies of a paperclip. Place your copies into the paper tray of the copier. Watch your co-workers all gather around trying to find the paper clip stuck in the copier.
  • Create auto-adjust to your co-worker’s office chair. Tie a piece of cord to the lever underneath the chair in its adjusting position. The chair will slide all the way down when your victim co-worker sits and pop all the way back up when they stand.
  • Stay late the day before and wrap everything in your co-worker’s cube/office with plastic wrap, aluminum foil, or completely cover with post-it notes.
  • Mirror out of order prank. Print an official-looking sign which says ‘Mirror Out of Order Please Do Not Use’ and tape it to the bathroom mirror.
  • Make a ‘Self Check Out’ sign and place it in front of the bathroom mirror.
  • Printable Copier prank. Make an official-looking sign which says, This copier is now voice-activated. Please speak all commands clearly.
Stuffed Bar B Q Cupcakes April Fools food idea

Guess what’s inside these Stuffed BBQ Cupcakes from Snappy Gourmet.

Fake Grilled cheese for April Fools Day from The Spohrs Are Multiplying

Shhh, don’t tell! I’m going to do this one! Fake Grilled Cheese from The Spohrs Are Multiplying.

April Fool's Chicken Pot Pie from Mama Bee From The Hive

Fake Chicken Pot Pie at From The Hive.

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Brownies-and-Brown-E's April Fools Joke

Brownies and BrownE’s from Organized 31 make me smile.

Which of these good April Fool’s pranks is your favorite? Share a good one with us in the comments.

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  2. I’m not a prankster but I’ve got to admit, it’d be fun serving those spaghetti & meatball cupcakes!!

  3. These are some hilarious and totally cute ways to prank someone on April Fools! Thanks for this list. I am going to try some of these out on my kids!

  4. So how did your uncle let you play the SAME prack three years in a row? You’d think after the first time or even second time, he woyld have gotten it. LOL! Just saying! These food pranks are hilarious!

    1. I would like to say that he was just so caring and kind but that wouldn’t be true. He was the ultimate prankster and just didn’t see it coming. I never could have gotten away with it one more time though. When I was a teen dating, he embarrassed me more than a few times! He had it coming 😉

  5. I have never really gotten into April Fool’s Day but I must say that the Brown E’s take the cake. That is the best idea!

  6. I’m such a loser when it comes to April Fools pranks! My go-to has always been to let out a shrill scream and tell someone there’s a spider on their arm, back, etc. I know, lame old lame old. 🙂 This year I need to try some of these awesome pranks. I’ve got my eye on a couple of them.

    1. Alli, pull the Brown ‘E’s’s prank! Its just plain funny to me and harmless. I’m planning to make those grilled cheese sandwiches for dinner for my hubby 😉

  7. How fun are these? I need to remember the big day is coming so I can put my “bs” filter up!! Thanks for sharing my deviled eggs with all of these fun tricks!

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