Picture of Fake Toilet Paper Roll
Is there anything worse than going to the bathroom only to find you forgot to check if there was any toilet paper?  There is Now!

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

Picture of Gather your props
The picture above shows the types of materials you'll need to make this.  [Pic.1]

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)
scotch 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.

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Odd Jobs1 year ago

I simply Maced the toilet paper at the malls. It was easier.

Ro-mico1 year ago

I'll try this one.

I couldn't help but notice there's a typo on "Step 5 use it's power wisely young grasshopper..."

Thanks for sharing.

Txereas3 years ago
Could you just send me one with blank message I failed really bad lol
ATTILAtheHUNgry (author)  Txereas2 years ago
haha :)
Talenthia3 years ago
I did this last year and got the whole family on April Fools day. Brought it back out in the summer and got my grandson when he was in town for a visit. Haven't gotten it out today yet, I know my youngest son is just waiting for it. going to let him think I forgot about it and then get him. Thanks for a great and easy prank that just keeps giving!!
canucksgirl3 years ago
Hilarious... I can't wait for April now :D
Gernerakos4 years ago
Hahaha i try to make this but are you Hungarian because i' m hungarian.
Hungry, not Hungary
ATTILAtheHUNgry (author)  pcairic4 years ago
exactly :)
chicopluma4 years ago
hahahahahahahaha i have to try this one
mary candy4 years ago
LOL very very cool.
I think I will do it now, despite that 1. April is already over..
You COULD have a wad of toilet paper attached to the end of the pull-out sign. So they think, DOH! NO PAPER!... but as they pull it out they find some... /phew
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jmsdo4 years ago
Thanks for the great prank and instructions. I made one and got my spouse really good at 400am today! I'll attach pics of mine. I used TP and a glue stick on the ends to camoflage the cardbord. In the pictures one roll is real and the other is the prank. Fun trick, and reusable. It is easy to glue stick of more TP on the prank roll if the prankee rolls it off at discovery.
ATTILAtheHUNgry (author)  jmsdo4 years ago
Awesome! Very nicely done.
TheKnexDude4 years ago
i did this on my mom!
smeeves4 years ago
You know, I was almost going to do this and plant it in my little sisters' bathroom... Then I saw the "jerk-ish older brother".

I think I'm going to anyways, this is hilarious.
you should try putting the end of a torn sheet of tp about 1 millimeter off the end
app04 years ago
.docx file? Oh f***!
Could you please reupload it in .doc (Word 97-2003 file)?
I only have licensed Office 2000 and don't want to install cracked software.
KarlGG app04 years ago
There is a patch you can download from Microsoft to let it read newer formats. It won't be able to do anything fancy from the new types, but normal stuff should load fine.
app0 KarlGG4 years ago
Huge Thanks!
Mac -> WinXP SP2 licensed -> Word 2000 + patch = great! And still no cracked software!
Or you could get a Macintosh and stop all this silliness. You have hijacked a very funny and cruel idea with a dozen nerdy comments. Stop it.
Microsoft puts out a viewer for your scenario: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=3657ce88-7cfa-457a-9aec-f4f827f20cac&displaylang=en
if you go to Microsoft.com and type in 'Word 2000 compatibility' then you get taken to a totally legal Microsoft upgrade allowing versions back to (at least) Office 2000 to read nd create the new, post-2007 formats.
Or just save as .doc and keep everyone happy. Just sayin.

Open Office, star office, Abiword etc all use .doc just fine (and all cost $0).
See CarlGG's comment below.
raith2006 app04 years ago
why not open it in google docs or hotmail documents?
Or Open Office. It's free.
app0 raith20064 years ago
I don't have a printer at home and internet at work, so I need to be able to open the file locally.
ATTILAtheHUNgry (author)  app04 years ago
Certainly. Your will be done!
KarlGG app04 years ago
The link to the update:

Also, there is a free "Word Viewer" (at bottom of the link) you might use, if you don't have Office at all.
Oh.... so cruel :).
Really like!
sewcraftyme4 years ago
This is good.

I machine embroider on Toilet Paper - just about any message - its a great gag gift also machine embroider on soap. It is easy to do.

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robinrdpro4 years ago
Great Instructable!! So Diabolical Bwahahahaha!!
blodefood4 years ago
Strongly suggest you keep a stash of the real stuff next to the toilet. That way your victim will not reciprocate with something nasty.
Прикольно! Нужно будет попробывать!
baneat4 years ago
Can you spare one square?

problem being that you've given the victim at least 3 to work with :(
gigafide4 years ago
This is fantastic! Good job "young grasshoper" :-)
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