April 1 is a day dedicated to jokes. And for many kids, that’s the day of the year they get their no-fault certificate. Hopefully your parents have a sense of humor. The most creative jokes are the ones that will make you laugh without hurting anyone or leaving you with a huge cleanup project for that matter. Here are some harmless April Fools pranks to play on parents.
#1. Cook’s surprise!
Your parents love Oreo cookies. Use a butter knife to remove the white frosting and replace it with their toothpaste. Put the cookie back together as it was and back into the cookie jar. At some point, they’ll reach in, grab the cookie, and bite into it. It will be a taste they will never forget.
#2. Squeaky pillows
Here’s an easy and quick joke. When your parents aren’t looking, remove the pillows from their pillowcases and hide them. Instead, fill the pillowcases with balloons. It will be a squeaky surprise, but if their heads are heavy, they may be afraid of a loud pop. Either way, the reaction will be something to remember.
#3. Sugar or salt?
Substituting salt for sugar or sugar for salt may be one of the oldest jokes in the book. And it’s famous for a reason. the reactions never stopped being funny. Do your parents drink a lot of coffee or tea? Replace the sugar in their sugar pot with salt and make their next coffee a salty surprise.
#4. Television problems
Another really easy prank guaranteed to get you hilarious reactions. Remove the batteries from their TV remote when they’re not looking and watch them turn on the TV or change the channel for hours.
If you want to turn it up a notch, you can also set the volume to high before removing the batteries. Or change the language setting to French or Japanese to confuse them even more.
#5. Cracked screen
A modern joke for modern children. Download a broken screen prank app on your parent’s phone and set a timer. The app will post a broken screen image that will make the phone appear damaged. Your parents will catch on eventually, but the initial shock will definitely be funny.
Do you have a sink sprayer? Get a rubber band and put it around the sink sprayer. The next time your parents go to wash their hands, remember to hold back. However, this will leave you with a wet mess to clean up later, so keep that in mind. But the laughs are worth it.
Another innocent but funny prank if you want to see your parents really disappointed. If your family uses a lot of plastic bottles, remove the lids, fill them with clear super glue and seal them. Then watch them try endlessly to open the bottle to drink.
#8. Short sheets
The “short sheet” on the bed is a harmless but brilliant joke. You remove the top sheet and tuck one end under the top mattress of the bed. Fold the edge that you pulled back so the beds look normal. Place the pillows and blankets as they are normally placed on the bed.
When your parents lie down in bed, their legs will crash halfway as they try to push their legs off, and they’ll have no idea why.
#9. Bad bread
Another timeless classic. All you have to do is cut cleanly off the top layer of the bread your parents bought with a sharp knife. Add two drops of green or blue food coloring that is safe to eat. This will give the appearance of a mold design.
Put the top layer back as it was to hide the coloring. Sit back and watch them go berserk as they prepare to eat. If you are lucky, they can notice only after biting, in which case the monster will be more fun.
#10. Really clean?
Here’s a joke your parents will never see coming. Clean the house, do the dishes, wash the car and fill up the gas all night long while they are sound asleep. Make everything look as pristine as possible, as if it was done by a professional cleaning service.
When they wake up and see all the work done, they will lose their minds as if they had seen a ghost. After all, why would their teenage son/daughter stay up at night to do all their chores? Who did it all?
#11. Jell-o Juice
Do your parents like juices or smoothies? Buy a packet of soluble jelly powder that matches the color of the juice, such as cranberry or orange juice.
Mix the powder and water to form a gelatinous liquid, pour it into a regular drinking glass, stick a straw in it and refrigerate overnight. The jelly will harden by keeping it in a straw. Serve it to your parents and watch them frantically suck on the straw to no avail. They will be so angry.
#12. Soap or no soap?
Does your family use soap? This prank is fun, but it will take some time to set up.
Grab the bar of soap when they are out and you have a long enough window. Dry the soap completely and cover with clear nail polish. When the varnish dries, it traps the foam. The next time your parents try to use soap, no matter how hard they rub it against themselves, it won’t work.
#13. Doorway Entertainment
It will take some skill to pull off this next prank. The next time your parents go out, use clear plastic wrap to cover the entire doorway. The reason it takes skill is because there can’t be any creases or loose ends, or your parents will notice before you walk in.
Remember to capture the reaction as they go in and get pushed back or caught in plastic wrap so you can replay it over and over and marvel at your genius.
#14. Honey, did I pinch my legs?
This is really funny. Take some cotton and roll it into big balls. Stuff these cotton balls into your parents’ sneakers or shoes. The next time they put on the shoes, they will feel like their feet have gotten bigger or the shoes have gotten smaller.
It will be fun. Just remember to be nearby so you can watch.
#15. Non-stop alerts
If you have parents who never let you sleep over, this might be the best way for you to get back at them. Take their phone when they’re not looking and set as many alarms as possible that go off every 5 minutes or at different times to interrupt their sleep.
But make sure you only do it on a day when they don’t have to work. It would be irresponsible and cruel to disturb your parents’ sleep when they have to work all day the next day.
A few parting words
Everyone loves a good April Fool’s joke that’s fun and doesn’t harm people or property. And the fun doesn’t have to be limited to the young. Here are some April Fool’s jokes to make parents laugh.
And with that, you are now armed with some of the most creative and fun. Just make sure you don’t damage anything and don’t get too carried away.