Uh oh, it's that time of the year again. It's April Fool’s!

That time where we all get a little suspicious of our co-workers and friends, and when we plot our delicious revenge for last year's pranks. We love good pranks and want to see what you've got planned for this year. Just make sure that your prank is good-natured - mean-spirited or hurtful pranks will be rejected.

This year we want to see more than just jokes. We're opening up the April Fool’s Contest to all manner of silliness, so share with us your puns and play on words, too!

As always this contest ends a few days after April Fool’s, which will allow you to keep your Instructable a secret until after you've pulled it off.
What devilish fun have you got up your sleeve?

Need some inspiration? Check out our huge April Fool's Day prank guide!

Please be sure that your entry into the contest contains original photos and text. Entries without original photos and text will be denied.

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, New Zealand, and Denmark. The Contest begins at 12:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (PT), March 10, 2014. Contest closes for entries at 11:59pm PT, April 21, 2014.

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.

Want more contests? Check out Instructables' upcoming contests here!

The April Fool's Contest is closed.

Grand Prize


Grand Prize (1)

One Grand Prize winner will receive:

First Prize (5)

Five First Prize winners will receive:

Runner Up Winner (6)

Six Runner Up winners will receive an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt.

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, 2014 and Apr 21, 2014 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select April Fool's 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.