I made a fake roll of toilet paper out of cardboard, and inserted a removable prank message for that moment of truth when your victim realizes that no salvation will come from that little white roll. I can't wait to get my little brothers with this guy!
Happy Pranking! And remember to vote for your favorite pranks starting April 3rd!
Disclaimer: This little roll of paper can be a powerful and day ruining little prank if used maliciously, so I suggest that care be taken when setting up where and on whom it will be used. Don't bring it to the mall and replace it for a real roll. Don't use it on your grandma. Don't be mean. April 1st should be fun day. ;)
Step 1: Gather your props
an empty toilet paper roll tube
a full roll of the paper you want to clone
a source of cardboard (cereal box, etc.)
glue stick (or double-sided tape)
scissors or exacto-knife
Also, about an hour of time and a victim with a sense of humor.
For the ends of my TP roll I didn't want it to just look like a disc of white paper, so I made a Word document with images that simulate the ends of a real roll of TP to print off and cut out. [Pic. 2] shows a printed example.
Step 2: Make the cylinder
- Cut out two cardboard discs and glue or tape the printed images onto them.
[Pic. 2] - Tape the cardboard tube to the disc with 3 or 4 pieces of tape.
[Pic. 3] - Begin taping the cardboard strip to the disc. Don't tape it all the way around yet.
[Pic. 4] - Just before the two edges meet, leave a gap in the roll. This is where the message will be pulled from.
Step 3: Make your message
- Also tear off a strip of real TP.
[Pic. 2] - It's hard to see with white-on-white, but lay your cardboard on the TP leaving a bit of overhang. Tape it down.
[Pic. 3] - Fold the overhang over, and tape it down. Now your message is wrapped in TP on both sides and will feel like TP to your victim's hand.
- Write your message on the remaining exposed cardboard. This is what your victim will be reading as they realize that their life sucks. I kept mine classic.
Step 4: Final touches
[Pic. 2] - Tape on the second disc to cap off your roll. You now have a complete cardboard cylinder. The last step is taping or gluing a single (or maybe double) ply of toilet paper to the outer surface of your roll, completing it's camouflage.
[Pic. 3] - Now your roll should be an almost exact replica of a real roll of toilet paper!
Step 5: Use its power wisely young grasshopper...
Have Fun! Hopefully my 'ible appeals to your inner 'jerk-ish-older-brother'.
Happy April Fools!!