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  • The Best Classic Pranks and a Few Others
    The Best Classic Pranks and a Few Others
    by CrazyMachinist94

    On this instructable I will show how to set up and pull off the best classic pranks and a few others that I have seen done with great results. These pranks are all completely harmless and will not hurt anyone if they are done how I explain them. All of these are easy to do with materials you shou…

  • April Fools Pen
    April Fools Pen
    by jjanes

    This is a avery simple April Fools Joke. It can be played on anyone but the more intensely focused a person is the better. I used it on my manager and several others and I got everyone. Some play acting is required. You need: 2 BIC Pens (you know the 100 pack ones you can get at the drug store) …

  • How to Prank the Instructables Community
    How to Prank the Instructables Community
    by mrcrumley

    We all know (or should know) about the Instructables April Fools Contest. Instead of the typical joke idea, I decided to create an entry about my almost unbelievable ability to create the hardest stone known to man in How to Make Synthetic Diamonds. Hopefully folks will appreciate the delicious i…

April Fools Contest




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Good-natured pranks, tricks, shenanigans, and more are all welcome on April Fools' Day!

We want to see what clever tricks you have up your sleeve, so we're having an April Fools Contest! Show us how you do your own prank and you could win some cool prizes! Just make sure it's all in good, clean fun - no dangerous or mean-spirited pranks, please.

This is a short contest, but it will end a few days after April Fools' Day. So if you want to keep your own prank a secret until after you've pulled it off, you have a few extra days to post it on Instructables.

We'll be giving away some cool books and t-shirts to the winners. Winners to be decided by a combination of user vote and Instructables judges. Full Instructables and slideshows will be eligible - just be sure to include enough information so someone else can repeat your work!

Now show us how sneaky you can be!

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