Here at Instructables we love a good prank. Since April Fools' is fast approaching, we want to see what clever pranks and surprises you have cooked up, so show us your best April Fools' gag; Pictures of the prank being pulled off are even better! Just make sure that your prank is good-natured - mean-spirited or hurtful pranks will be rejected.

This contest ends a few days after April Fools', which will allow you to keep your instructable a secret until after you've pulled it off. The prank can be simple or complex, extra points for originality!

Step-by-Step, Photo, and Video instructables are all eligible; just be sure to include enough information so someone else can repeat your work!

Now get out there and fool your friends!

Multiple entries are accepted, but each entrant can only win one prize. Contest is open to entries from US, Canada [excluding Quebec], UK, China, Belgium, the Netherlands, Australia, Colombia, Germany, Switzerland, Norway, India, and Denmark. The Contest begins at 12:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (PT), March 11, 2013. Contest closes for entries at 11:59pm PT, April 8, 2013.

The winner(s) will be solely responsible for complying with any and all applicable statutes, laws (including, without limitation, common law, if applicable), rules and regulations and for bearing any personal income tax, VAT, withholding taxes, customs duties, or other taxes, fees, insurance, surcharges or other costs relating to receiving, claiming or collecting any prize.

The April Fools' Contest is closed.

8 Prizes

First Prize (3)

Three First Prize winners will receive:

Second Prize (5)

Five Second Prize winners will receive:
How It Works

Write an Instructable

Create a new Instructable that fits the guidelines outlined in the contest description above. To be eligible, Instructables must be published between Mar 10, 2013 and Apr 8, 2013 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select April Fools' Contest. If you have entries currently eligible for entry, it will also show up by clicking "Enter this Contest" on the right side of this page.


Entries are accepted by Instructables staff within one business day Monday - Friday. What matters is the submission time, not acceptance time.


A panel of judges made up of Instructables staff and respected members of the community rate the finalists. The averages of the ratings determine the winners.


When the winners are decided they will be notified and announced here on the contest page.