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Six Easy Ways to Prank Your Friends and Family

Published by Resounding Glass in Pranks
April 1st, 2009

Whether you’re just in the spirit of April Fools Day or looking for a good prank to pull on your brother or friend, here are six economical pranks that are sure to be fun.

If you are looking for a prank but don’t know what to do I have compiled a list that should help you. These are 6 fun pranks to pull on family or friends and all are either free or very cheap and shouldn’t get you in trouble.  

  1. Put yellow (or really any color) dye in their water though yellow seems to work the best. This usually results in an amusing outcome and is fairly simple.
  2. Give them a prank call. A classic prank call is always fun but there are also several online sites such as  http://wakerupper.com/  or http://www.prankdial.com/ where you can enter in a text message and they convert it to a voice message. It seems fairly simple but I have not tried any of them so I am not completely sure that they work.
  3. Ask them if they can roll a quarter up and down their nose. Before you give them the quarter cover the edge in some sort of black in, from a marker is usually easiest, so that when they roll it up and down their nose it leaves a black line. This prank is also fairly simple, especially since they’re usually not expecting it and you can have tons of fun with it.
  4. Mess with they’re computer when they’re away. There’s several things you can do such as install the blue screen of death screensaver or flip everything upside down. My favorite one is installing a certain firefox add-on at http://www.instructables.com/id/Firefox-Pranks/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss. I have yet to try it but it looks like it should work very well. The only downside is that it will only work on people that use firefox. 
  5. Bake a batch or two of cookies. Probably make about a quarter normal and the rest put spicy peppers in them but be sure to remember which are which. When you and maybe a couple friends are eating your cookies (the normal ones) you give the spicy ones to whoever you want to prank. The result is hilarious.
  6. This one requires advanced planning and a cool teacher but it sure to work on your friends. Once everyone arrives at school, or at some random point in the day, have the teacher tell everybody that there is a fire in the building and they have to evacuate immediately. If you can, arrange for fire alarms and the whole shebang as they will definitely make it more believable. As I said, make sure you talk to your teacher and plan in advance for this one to work. 

Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed my suggestions. If you have any fun prank or April Fools stories please be sure to share in the comments.

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  1. Posted April 1, 2009 at 5:49 pm

    I bet your friends will be happy when April 2nd arrives! :)

  2. Posted April 1, 2009 at 10:21 pm

    HAHAHAH! LOVED it…hysterically funny. I like the cookies one best…damn them jalapenos. :D

    -Fresh Writing

  3. Posted April 2, 2009 at 1:00 am

    Hello Clay and Fresh Writing,

    I’m glad you enjoyed these. They are mostly ones that my friends and I have done over the years. I unfortunately did not prank my friends this year due to that reason; most of them had already seen these pranks and I was unable to come up with a new prank in time.

    I hope you enjoyed your April Fools Day and had a good time using some of these. Thanks for reading and commenting on my work.

    -Resounding Glass

  4. Posted April 2, 2009 at 1:50 am

    Interesting list for sure! I loved the cookies’ prank! Will definitely give it a try.


  5. Posted April 3, 2009 at 9:48 am

    My son pranked his brother on the phone and got him good. I think this is a list for some retaliation on his part.

  6. Posted April 6, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    the yellow would freak me out. well done.

  7. Posted April 22, 2009 at 8:51 am

    Gonna bookmark this for next year’s Fools Day!

  8. danielle
    Posted May 21, 2009 at 9:08 am

    this wasnt what i was looking for something like a waterbaloon trick or something like that. but those were good just not for me. sorry

  9. lilyann
    Posted May 30, 2009 at 10:56 am

    i need pranksbto pull on bros!

  10. Posted June 1, 2009 at 8:35 am

    I was definately going to write something like this. Great article. Not to harsh but plain and simple. I am going to try the quarter one.

  11. Posted December 28, 2009 at 6:17 am

    Lol nice i tried the cookie one ….. Genious….. U can also dip his/her toothbrush in hot sauce …. Works great!
    Thx again! : )

  12. Rima Halabi
    Posted December 28, 2009 at 6:21 am

    Ppl pls posts some pranks

  13. kiler
    Posted February 6, 2010 at 6:43 pm

    that is nice

  14. Posted November 1, 2010 at 7:07 pm

    me and my friend Jefa-fa took plastic bags lik sandwich size and filled them with water then i put a plastic gold fish and “accedently” dropped it in front of my other friend it broke and he became histaricle then when he was distracted we threw the other15 bags at him it was HILAROUS

  15. Posted August 17, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    wow i have to try one of these pranks………..
    or all of them=)

  16. meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
    Posted March 27, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    If you can find a cool teacher who likes to prank people you should have her help you. give the princeable a note saying that your mom sing saying that she is mad about the school. if he calls to ask why have her say its because of you. you never have any fun you need to have more fun with the kids have like a day with no work. See what you princeable does if he is cool he will give you what you want. you will be the most amazing popular kid in school if it goes the way you plan it you can also get the teachers to do it for you. just havve a meating with them and at the next meating they have wth the princeable hae them say it and get him to do it dont let them give up untell he gives you what you want a day of no work and a day of fun it will be amazing i did it was amazing the princeable gave us a week of no work and we played so many gsmes it was amazing

  17. Posted April 1, 2012 at 1:18 pm


  18. Keenan
    Posted April 28, 2012 at 5:10 am

    I’m not sure I understand the joke with #6. So everybody walks outside single-file? Doesn’t seem like much of a punchline to me. That is, at best, a component in a larger, more sinister plot. Get them in the parking lot. That’s where they get the terrible news that someone they know died or is going to jail for arson or something like that. Walking through some doors and halls that are used five days out of the week is not terribly scalding for most people.

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