Easy April Fools Day Pranks

By Zoe Marzi on March 29, 2021

Easy April Fools Day pranks are a great way to make someone laugh! While people might be expecting an unexpected prank on April 1st, that shouldn’t discourage you from participating in the trend. A little laughter can genuinely decrease a person’s stress levels, so if you pull a mild prank on a college roommate they will be sure to appreciate it in the long run! You don’t need to design an elaborate prank to earn a smile; here are some effective but still easy April Fools Day pranks!

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There are a number of classic ways to mess with someone’s morning coffee. You can always employ the classic “swap the sugar for salt” bit, but why not try something new by switching out a liquid drink with jello! If you present a roommate with a glass full of “lemonade” or some other fruit juice, they will be shocked to be unable to drink it!


Another “treat-gone-wrong” idea involves putting a twist on a well-loved baked-good: cupcakes! Mix up a batch of your favorite cupcake batter and separate the batter in a cupcake tray. Before you bake, however, mix chili power into certain cupcakes. Make sure to remember which ones you added the spice to! Not only do you get to see someone go red in the face, but you get to give them a real treat afterward!


Depending on your printer access you might have to get a little crafty with this prank idea. You should swap the faces in your roommates’ pictures and posters with the face of someone else entirely. This might be the visage of a celebrity, of a mutual friend, or, if you do not have a printer, a classic charming smiley face! Depending on the number of pictures you meddle with, this prank might continue for a number of days!


There is a myriad of objects you can place googly eyes on to achieve a comedic effect. You might stick them on the inside of a friend’s laptop, on the apple they plan to eat for breakfast, on their phone, or on any other object they normally wouldn’t look twice at!


Rather than rummage through a dollar store for a whoopie cushion, why not repurpose some bubble wrap that came with your last Amazon purchase? Place bubble wrap underneath your roommate’s pillow, desk chair cushion, or anywhere else you might be able to cover with a blanket easily. The loud noise will quickly be followed by laughter!

Easy April Fools Day pranks can be incredibly fun, as long as they are done in moderation. Make sure not to push any of your friends’ boundaries, and instead focus on doing little things that will make everyone chuckle!

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