Can't Catch This

Tape a dollar bill to the end of the fishing line on a fishing pole. Then hide behind a bush and wait for your prank victim to come along. As soon as they reach for the money, reel in the line a few inches. Keep reeling until they realize they're being had.

Tricky Coin

Glue a quarter or dollar coin to the floor or the ground in a busy place. Sit nearby and watch as people try to pick it up.

Short Sheet

This is a one of the oldest April Fool's Day pranks in the world! Take the top sheet off the prank target's bed, and tuck the bottom end under the top end of the mattress. Pull it down and then fold it back up so that the top end is where it would be if the bed was made normally. Replace the pillow, blanket, etc., and make up the bed like it was before. When the prank victim gets into bed, they'll be surprised when they can't slide their feet all the way down to the bottom of the bed!

Leave 'Em Hanging

Quick and easy classic prank. Just wait until your prank target is in the shower, then sneak in and grab their clothes and all the towels. (You might want to get the bath mat too!)

Confetti in Umbrella Prank

Confetti Shower

If it's raining on April's Fools Day: put some confetti into their umbrella, close it and wait for the prank victim to open it.

Salty Surprise

Simple: put salt on the prank target's toothbrush. Then stand by to watch the surprised look on their face.

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For this prank, the prank target's bedroom door must open to the inside, and they need to be a sound sleeper. While the prank victim is inside the room, quietly tape newspaper across the door jam, covering it almost to the top. Then fill the gap between the newspaper and the door with Styrofoam peanuts, popped popcorn, crumpled newspaper, or even water balloons. When the prank victim opens the door, they'll be greeted by an avalanche.

Trip and Slip

Wait until your prank target is in the kitchen. Come in and start filling a bucket with water (tell them you're washing the car or something). Only instead of actually filling the bucket, just pretend. Lift the bucket with both hands, acting like it's heavy and filled with water. Take a couple of steps in the prank victim's direction and suddenly "trip" and aim the bucket right toward them. They'll duck thinking they're getting splashed!

Submitted by ShellysGuy