DIY pranks to fool your friends!

Have you ever played a prank on someone? Watch this video to find out how to make some quick and easy pranks!


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Pranks, glorious pranks. Everybody has done them. Doesn't really work. But if you haven't, check out this little list of pranks that you can make from the comfort of your own home.

Oh, a lovely refreshing drink of juice. Wrong! It's actually jelly and here's how to make it and prank all your mates! Simply put some jelly mixture into a cup or a glass and place the straw in for effect. Stick it in the fridge and then in a couple of hours it will set but still look like a cup of juice. Invite your friends round for a little drink and laugh at their confused faces. But, at the end of the day, the trick's sort of on you because at the end of it all you've actually got a lovely little dessert. 

Who's in charge of the remote control in your house? Is it your dad? Is it your mum? Maybe it's your older siblings. Well, right now I think it's time that you took back control. See what I did there? And this is how you do it. Take a sticker and simply cover over the remote sensor. Now they'll never be able to turn off CBBC! Ha ha ha ha ha ha! Uh, I've taken off the sticker, but it's still not working. Oh, no batteries in it. 

Do you know somebody who is really scared of creepy-crawlies? Well, if so, this prank is for them. Luckily I'm not scared of spiders in any way, shape or form. Hm? Oh! For this trick you'll need a printer and the internet. First, search for bug images on the internet and then print them out onto paper and cut them out. Finally, place them around the house and wait for the screams!


But if you haven't got time to cut out all of those creepy-crawlies and you need a quick and easy bug-based prank, check this out. Grab a cup that you can't see through, turn it upside-down and write a note on it that reads 'Spider! Do not move!' Then secretly watch as people cautiously check it out. For even more fun, tip the cup over and make it look like it's escaped.

And there you have it. Simple and easy pranks that you can make at home. Perfect for April Fool's Day or if you just want to get your own back on someone.

Happy pranking!



Which prank did you like best? Do you know any other pranks or tricks to play on your family or friends? Tell us about them!

Average: 4.1 (9 votes)

Submitted by SpicyGem1 on Sun, 01/05/2022 - 09:28

just take out the batteries for the remote

Submitted by DuchessPrincessDaisy on Sun, 13/03/2022 - 08:15

I did it to my elder sister unluckily she knew before I give the jelly prank but she was fooled for the other 2

Submitted by HiRadioShirt on Wed, 13/05/2020 - 09:33

I like them a lot!!!

Submitted by AgentSnowboard… on Tue, 21/04/2020 - 11:15

Very cool and funny

Submitted by QueenPopGuitar on Tue, 31/03/2020 - 16:53

So funny Hehe!! Amaz video

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