You know the drill: the end of March creeps up on you before you even really realize what's happening, and you find April Fools' Day approaching with no good pranks in mind. Full disclosure, this typically happens to me and I end up skipping the day altogether. If you want to be more fun than me, though, you might spend the time wracking your brain (and frantically searching the internet) for last-minute April Fools' Day pranks that you can pull off on friends, family, and complete strangers without devoting a ton of time and energy to implementing the perfect prank.
There are plenty of simple, easy pranks that take practically no effort at all. And when you're short on time, that's the ideal kind of prank. From swapping the sugar with the salt or freezing someone's breakfast cereal, last-minute pranks don't need to be overthought. Also, because April Fools' Day is supposed to be fun, make sure to choose a lighthearted prank that won'e leave the recipient pissed or, worse, in tears. Because who likes to be on the receiving end of a kind of mean-spirited prank? Be as creative as you want, and opt for one of these last-minute April Fools' Day pranks if you waited till the last minute.
1. Change Someone's Google Language
This prank will frustrate a person to no end. According to The Huffington Post, it's pretty easy to change someone's Google language. Simply log on to their computer, go to Google's website, select "Settings" and "Search." There will be a drop-down menu that lists interface languages. Simply choose your favorite and watch as your friend flusters.
2. Fill A Room With Balloons
All you need for this prank is a bag of balloons and a little bit of time. Filling someone's car with balloons would also do the trick, but would definitely up the frustration level because you'd probably make them late to wherever they were headed.
3. Frost A Sponge
According to Instructables, making a sponge brownie is simple. Just take a sponge, spread some chocolate (or whatever flavor you'd like) icing on it, top with sprinkles, and wait for someone to get ready to eat.
4. Change Up Autocorrect
If there's one thing technology has given people, it's more ways to play tricks on the people they love. According to Mashable, prank someone by switching up their autocorrect by going into settings, adding a new (or change an existing) shortcut, and then start texting. A fool-proof (or is it) prank for April Fools' Day.
5. Cling Wrap A Doorway
As long as no one comes running through the door, this is a funny way to prank your family. Pull cling wrap across a doorway and watch people bounce off of it when they try to go inside.
6. Post-It Note Something
This prank is so easy and (I think) always funny. Grab a stack of sticky notes and cover the entire surface of a desk, table, computer, cabinet, TV, or car with them. Bonus points for covering the whole room.
7. Glue A Coin To The Ground
According to the aforementioned article from The Huffington Post, all you need for this prank is a coin (or something else of value) and a little bit of glue. Affix the coin to the sidewalk with some glue, then point out the coin to whoever you're trying to prank. When they go to pick it up, they'll have a bit of a struggle on their hands.
8. Superglue Something Shut And Ask For Help
This prank works on just about anybody. Superglue a pen cap to a pen or a lid on a jar that you don't need anymore and ask someone to help you open it. Good luck.
9. Swap Mayo For Vanilla Pudding
This prank, from the previously mentioned article from Mashable, requires you to fill an empty mayonnaise jar with vanilla pudding. Then, pull the jar out of the refrigerator in front of whoever you're hoping to prank and eat directly from the jar. Offer them some too for added effect.
10. Make Soap That Won't Lather
This prank is sure to make someone frustrated. According to Instructables, you need to take a bar of soap and paint it with a coat of clear nail polish. Let dry and then place it back on the soap dish. When someone tries to lather it up to wash their hands, the suds will be nowhere to be seen.
11. Put A Rubber Band On The Sink Nozzle
This one's a classic and takes less than a minute to implement. Loop a rubber band around your sink sprayer and when someone goes to turn on the sink, they'll get a face full of water. Refreshing, no?
12. Put A Little Hot Sauce On A Tooth Brush
Also relatively harmless, but maybe slightly mean, add a few drops of hot sauce to someone's tooth brush and rinse away the red coloring as noted in the aforementioned article from Mashable. Make sure you're around when they brush their teeth so you catch the reaction.
13. Fake Cake
If you're going to prank me this way, you better also have a real cake waiting in the wings. The fake cake prank, according to the previously mentioned article from The Huffington Post, involves icing and decorating a cardboard box to look like a cake. No one will know it's not truly a cake until they go to slice it.