Easy and Cheap Office Prank!

Introduction: Easy and Cheap Office Prank!

About: I'm trying to figure out how to be the best possible version of me. I work for Rotor Riot, a company that specializes in FPV Freestyle Drones.

April Fools Day is here! Are you ready to prank someone? Are you ready to be pranked?

This is the perfect prank! It is easy to make, easy to set up, and if done correctly, will always work, at least for a few seconds.

The prank works by making your prankee think that his mouse is broken when it's not!

Basically the image below describes the whole prank; however I will describe it step by step.

NOTE: You'll have to forgive me but I'm not able to save image notes so I'll just write them down

In this picture:

A pranked mouse flipped upside down to reveal my awesome hand-drawn trollface! (nope, my printer didn't work)

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Step 1: What You Need

You'll need:

- A person to prank (duh)
- Person above needs to have a mouse
- Printer
- Paper (pdf is A4)
- Humor

In the picture:

A mouse, must be laser type
My hand-drawn trollface
The pen I used
Random clutter (LOL)

Step 2: Preparation

Download the pdf file and print it. My printer was out of ink so I had to draw my trollface. I just googled "april fools trollface" and put a paper on my screen and drew it (carefully)

Anyway print out the trollfaces and cut them out. You can give other uses to the rest of the trollfaces.
grab your tape and put two small pieces on the edges of the trollface, with the face upwards.

Now you're ready to prank your victim!

Step 3: Application

Now find out a way to get your victim away from his computer for a minute. Or just wait till he goes for a cup of coffee.

Grab his mouse and stick the trollface on top of the little hole where the light and sensor are. Put the mouse back and make sure the tape is not visible!

Leave your victims office but stay in an efficient line of sight to enjoy your prank.

In the images:

First you see a trollface stuck on the mouse underside.

Second, the same mouse, flipped, and the trollface is not visible!

Step 4: Enjoy!

Keep a prudent line-of-sight to your victim.

The average reaction will be:

Your victim sits down, puts his hand on the mouse and moves it. The pointer doesn't move. He'll move the mouse vigorously, maybe even tap it on the table. Then he will pick up the mouse and look under it, only to see an ugly trollface! He'll look around, trying to find YOU, and then remove the trollface, crumple it, and throw it into the trash bin. Finally, he will utter some mean words that you're glad you didn't hear... 

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    6 Discussions


    4 years ago

    this is a really good prank also with a wireless mouse, change the plug with someone else's and watch them both be confused


    7 years ago on Introduction

    I did this one time to my brother with a sticky-note. He had no idea... xD


    8 years ago on Introduction

    I just had a thought, you mention that the mouse must be "the LED" type, but if you attach the paper correctly over the ball, a ball mouse will work just as well (the paper will keep the ball from rolling and thus the cursor from moving). :-)


    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Yes, that's why I didn't write anything about that :)


    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Um, forgive me my being picky, but in your list of "parts" you have this:

    A mouse, must be laser type

    :-)  It doesn't really though....