6 April Fool’s Day Ideas

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My family never got into pranking on April Fool’s Day, but the RunningShoes family does.

Here are some ideas you might try this year:

  1. Make Jell-o Fruit. I made this for one family dinner, not because I was trying to prank but because it looked cool. You make the Jell-o per package directions and pour into scooped out oranges, lemons or limes. After it’s set, you slice like you would a real piece of fruit. Go to NotMartha.org for pictures and step-by-step directions.
  2. Make Trickster Cupcakes. These meatloaf  cupcakes are frosted with colored mashed potato frosting. FamilyFun.com has step-by-step directions and a photo.
  3. Impossible Word Search. Someone you know like word searches? Click here for the word search and directions. Sure to cause laughs for you, not so much for the “fool.”
  4. Read some Weird Historical Facts:  Here’s a few: In 1980, workers in a Las Vegas hospital were suspended because they used to bet on when patients would die. . . .  In ancient China, doctors could receive fees only if their patient was cured. If it deteriorated, they would have to pay the patient. . . .  In ancient Egypt, people shaved eyebrows as a mourning symbol when their cats died.
  5. Read the Top 100 April Fool’s Day Hoaxes. My 3 favs are #17 The Sydney Iceberg – Can you imagine seeing a boat tow an iceberg with the Syndey Opera House in the backroung? #38 Dutch Elm Disease Infects Reheads – This tree disease turns red hair yellow. #46 Retrobreeding the Wolly Mammoth – I remember this story and until today thought it was TRUE!
  6. Change all the clocks in the house to a different time. One Saturday night I set all the clocks 2 hours fast . The next morning we all got up, of course complaining of how tired we were. “Didn’t it seem like the night went by soooo quickly.” Once we were all in the car ready to leave for church, I gave a nicely wrapped box to my dh. Inside was a note saying, “I’ve given you the gift of time. You have two hours to spend however you like.”  (I don’t remember if this was done on April Fool’s or not.) This probably won’t work in today’s Internet/gadget friendly household.

So what’s your idea of an April Fool’s Day joke? What’s the best prank you’ve pulled?

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