Intro: 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
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)
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
[Pic. 1] - Cut out a strip of card board the width of a roll of TP and slightly longer than the circumference of one.
- 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
[Pic. 1] - Cut another strip of cardboard the same width as the TP.
- 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. 1] - Insert your message into your roll through the gap.
[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...
Now that you've finished my weapon of torment (or at least a weapon of supreme discomfort) go forth and prank to your hearts content. If your heart isn't black and evil, you'll most likely put a real roll of TP behind the toilet, or in the cabinet, or somewhere so that your victim's day isn't totally shitty (<-- see what I did there??).
Have Fun! Hopefully my 'ible appeals to your inner 'jerk-ish-older-brother'.
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