LET’S BE CLEAR here.
We’re not telling you to play April Fools’ Day jokes on your friends and family. We’re just saying, hey, these classic gags are going to be played on somebody.
What you do with the following information is entirely up to you.
1. With the kitchen-sink sprayer facing forward and the water off, wrap a rubber band tightly around the trigger so it is locked in the “on” or “fire” position. When the victim turns on the faucet, they’ll get soaked! Ha! (Just remember that you’ve done this, or you’ll blast yourself!)
2. Glue a couple of realistic-looking fake quarters to your driveway or other nonpublic property. It works better with real quarters, but we hear that’s illegal. Your call. Then sit back and watch your kids drive themselves batty trying to pick them up. You’ll fall off your porch laughing.
3. Stuff tissues or toilet paper into the toes of your family’s favorite shoes, then watch them struggle to get them on in the morning. “Dang, Mom. Have your feet swollen that much?”
4. After everyone’s asleep, set all the clocks ahead one hour. Then wake everyone up (at the usual time) screaming about how they overslept, missed the bus, are going to be late for school or work, etc. As they’re all scurrying about, frantic and worried, just lie back and laugh. You stinker.
5. Glue a pen cap on, then ask someone if they can get it off for you.
6. Tell someone how badly you’re going to get them on the big day. Then tell them again. And again. Tease them. Laugh at them. Tell them there’s nothing they can do about it. When April Fools’ Day arrives Wednesday, just sit back and relax as their paranoia grows with each passing minute. Yep. You got ’em all right, and there wasn’t anything they could do about it.
7. If your kids eat apples for lunch, carefully core a thin deep hole in the fruit and retain the plug. Stuff several Gummi Worms deep inside, then replace the end of the plug to conceal your handiwork. If done right, the first-bite reaction is priceless!
8. If your family eats cereal for breakfast, remove the plastic bags from the boxes and switch them up. When they go to pour Raisin Flakes, they’ll get Cocoa Booms! If you use milk in a cardboard container, just drop some food coloring in it. Pink milk anyone?