Introduction: 6 Mischievous Tricks & Pranks - for April Fools'

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So you want to cause a little mischief, do you?  Here are 6 easy pranks to help you on your way.

Step 1: Watch the Video!

In this video you'll see how to;

-Frustrate people who can't live without the remote control
-Rig a toilet to leave a surprise on the next flush
-Prank a local drive through
-Play a joke on junk mail companies
-"Genetically modify" a bunch of bananas
-Freak someone out with 3 cups of juice

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WARNING:  These projects and results are depictions of my own personal experiences.  Although these pranks are intended to be harmless, your results may vary depending on your location, and modifications to project ideas.  There may be risks associated with some of these projects that require adult supervision, and possibly others that I'm not aware of.  You assume all risk and any consequences caused by your actions.

Step 2: Remote Hack

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You can prank someone who watches a lot of TV with one simple trick. 

Just look on the front of the remote for the little LED, and cut a small piece of black electrical tape about the same shape. 

When you smooth it down over the LED it will hardly be noticeable at all. 

Now when your victim goes to use their remote, they'll be frustrated and confused by why it doesn't work anymore, even after they change out the batteries.

Step 3: Toilet Bowl Surprise

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Carefully remove the lid to the toilet tank, and pour in 10 - 20 drops of food coloring. 

Replace the lid, and now the next time your victim goes to flush, they'll get an unexpected surprise. 

There's a good chance the next person in the bathroom will be a little concerned as well.

Step 4: As Loudly As You Can

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This little prank, is on your local drive through. 

Download the drive through prank sign, print it off, then cut along the dotted line at the bottom. 

Now simply add some tape, and post it near the microphone on the drive through station. 

You can get a lot of people to fall for this one because the signature makes the notice seem authentic.

Step 5: At Their "Expense"

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If you dig through your pile of junk mail, chances are you'll find one of these business reply envelopes.  

The return postage is paid by the advertising companies, so why not load the envelope with your junk mail, and send it back? 

You'll cut down on garbage, and this joke, will be at their expense.

Step 6: Genetically Modified Bananas

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This prank works best with a bunch of bananas. 

Look for any natural brown spots on the peels where you can push in a pin without the hole being noticed. 

Rock the pin side to side a few times, then repeat the process all the way up the banana, spacing the holes about an inch apart. 

Now the next time someone goes to eat one of these delicious pieces of fruit, they'll be shocked to see it's already sliced into bite sized pieces. 

Just tell them it's probably a new brand that's been genetically modified.

Step 7: Juiced Up

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Ask someone to try an experiment that will test their coordination. 

When they agree, see if they can hold a half full plastic cup with just their teeth. 

Next, have them place both arms out in front of them with their palms facing down and tell them to balance two more cups on the backs of their hands. 

Now just walk away.

Step 8: More Projects

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Well there are a few ides to help get you started on your quest for making mischief.

If you liked this project, perhaps you'll like some of my others.  Check them out at


Ethan1023 (author)2016-09-10

I was telling my friends about this awesome youtuber named Grant Thompson I just heard about and they're all like "Oh, The King of Random?"... I'm like "How have I not heard about him before?" :)

meswanson (author)2016-04-01

These are "sic". ;-)

Shine6 (author)2015-11-27

these are just nice

quickpost (author)2015-10-10


quickpost (author)2015-10-10


The Mad Scientists (author)2015-05-23

Love these pranks! Thanks for all of these great Instructables!

packersmoversdelhi (author)2015-02-28

Very Funny (y)

galiliosharma (author)2015-02-22


olivia11 (author)2015-01-14

Hahahahaha... very Funny

manishamalhotra (author)2015-01-06

very Funny

BrianDean (author)2015-01-01

Hahahahaha... very Funny

davis31 (author)2014-12-19

very Funny

rose124 (author)2014-12-04


cgosh (author)2014-10-02

Think twice about this one. Technically, this is "misuse of the US Mail" and that has severe penalties (if they complain). I just use their envelope to send back my name label and print 'cease all mailings' across it.

inqueba (author)2014-07-23

Hahahahaha... very Funny

joecrane89 (author)2014-05-22

The food coloring prank will only work with those people who don't put the toilet seat down before flushing, and that is really unhygienic. Eeeew :P

turbonegro (author)joecrane892014-05-27

flush first and then let all the lids down after i check that its Clean

Whats the problem

BARNABASSABA (author)2014-05-23

please yell as loudly as you can....hahahahaha... i m imagining the people yelling at it..ROFLMAO

joecrane89 (author)2014-05-22

The food coloring prank will only work with those people who don't put the toilet seat down before flushing, and that is really unhygienic.

joecrane89 (author)2014-05-22

The food coloring prank will only work with those people who don't put the toilet seat down before flushing, and that is really unhygienic. Eeeew :P

patbking (author)2014-04-30

Will the food coloring stain the toilet

Ryanoxpqz (author)2014-04-19

A way to solve any problems with the orange juice cup one is to walk over to a table or a flat surface and put down the cup in your mouth, then grab the cup from one of your hands with your mouth and use your free hand to grab the cup from your mouth then set it down, then do the same with the one on your other hand. Then drink the orange juice!

gennagonna (author)2014-04-06

I love all of your cool stuff

dajobe (author)2014-04-04

Alternatively, find the biggest rock you can, put it in a box, tape it up and stick the return address envelope on top.

truckingman (author)2014-04-02

To 'The King of Random;' where do you get this stuff? lmmfao... :-)

bhermance (author)2014-04-02

OMG! LOL confused I bet!!

bhermance (author)2014-04-02

LOL good one. Never thought of that!!

bhermance (author)2014-04-02

LOL good one!!

mothman0 (author)2014-04-02

I've done something similar before, a few times, but I didn't include other mail... I just mail back the junk mailers own junk, with "No Thanks" written on it.

WncTrippN (author)2014-04-02

This is hilarious, I'm seriously considering doing this... but would anyone happen to know if this could be considered illegal? I know there are pretty strict laws for many things concerning the US Postal Service.

waterrocketexpert (author)2014-03-29

Is that legal to put it on their property?

Probably not

Azzurro (author)2014-04-02

step 5: send them a box of bricks.

snoopindaweb (author)2014-04-02

Thanks good to find You again. I'm subscribed again, must happen every time a person gets another computer. later. ~(:-})={>--- }

valkgurl (author)2014-04-01

Surely someone has posted somewheres here the Dry Ice Drive Thru Switcheroo? Youtube is your friend!!!!

instructrobot01 (author)2014-04-01

these are awesome pranks

opticalfx (author)2014-03-31

the food coloring in the toilet may be funny to a lot of people, but the poor janitor or whoever is cleaning the thing wont find it that much of a laugh. most food coloring stains porcelain

eladd (author)2014-03-30

i do number 5 all the time in hopes theyll stop sending it. also it helps the usps.

Too Many Projects (author)eladd2014-03-31

Actually it doesn't help them in the long run. if mailers lose money, ie paying for postage with no return, they stop mailing. that hurts the USPS.

waterrocketexpert (author)2014-03-29

The bananna is awesome!

amulder1 (author)2014-03-29

The cups is a clever long as you don't do it to someone who couldn't care less about the flooring...

pucksurfer (author)2014-03-29

This is awesome. Amazing pranks!!

amalkhan (author)2014-03-29

hahaahh! amazing!

junits15 (author)2014-03-29

My favorite is the one with the cups haha

azharz (author)2014-03-29


jmwells (author)2014-03-28

Classic one: needed a smooth ceiling, broom, a medium bowl of water, and a step stool or ladder. Hold the bowl up to the ceiling, take the broom handle push it up. Have victim push up on the broom. Walk away.

Chikpeas Brother (author)2014-03-28

I love the food coloring prank! Definitely trying that one...

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