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15 April Fools' Day Craft Ideas

Discover some of our favorite ideas for April Fools' pranks.

Updated March 11, 2020
April Fools Day Craft Ideas

April Fools' Day craft ideas like these ones are great for having some harmless fun on every jokester's favorite holiday! Use your crafting prowess to make prank items that will surprise and get a laugh out of your loved ones.

These innocent, safe April Fool's Day pranks are easy to make and so fun to use! Many of them can be reused time and time again, while some have a limited prank life (especially the food items)! 

Discover our favorite April Fools' Day craft ideas for great laughs this holiday.

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April Fools' Day Craft Ideas

Sponge Brownie Prank for April Fools' Day

This prank is almost too cruel. Frost a sponge to look like a delectable brownie. Your friend won't know what hit 'em!

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Sponge Brownie Prank for April Fools' Day

DIY Paper Chocolate Prank

This project is almost too pretty to pass up! Fool your friends into thinking these are real chocolates when you make these crackly creations.

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DIY Paper Chocolate Prank

Rotten Milk April Fools' Day Trick

My siblings did this to my parents one year and they were not happy.

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Rotten Milk April Fools' Day Trick

How to Put a Stapler in Jello

Fans of The Office will absolutely love this clever tutorial for putting a stapler in Jello. There are great tips and tricks here to make the process as smooth (and funny!) as ever.

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How to Put a Stapler in Jello

DIY Spilled Coffee Prank for April Fools' Day

This spilled coffee prank is way too fabulous to pass up! Don't buy one of these premade at the store; you can make one yourself.

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DIY Spilled Coffee Prank for April Fools' Day

April Fools' Day Shampoo Prank Idea

This is beyond easy to do and so harmless. All you need is some plastic wrap.

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April Fools' Day Shampoo Prank Idea

Mischievous April Fools' Day Cupcakes

These cupcakes are actually delicious but not what you'd expect! Serve your loved ones meatloaf and mashed potatoes in the guise of these fabulous cupcakes!

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Mischievous April Fools' Day Cupcakes

Hipster Avocado Toast Cake

Similar to the meatloaf cupcakes pictured above, serve a meal that no one expects with this avocado toast CAKE!

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Hipster Avocado Toast Cake

Dog Poop April Fools' Prank

This one is a classic! Rather than buying it at the local trick shop, learn how to make your own dog poo.

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Dog Poop April Fools' Prank

April Fools Ice Cubes

Put these in a class of warm water to confuse your friends!

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April Fools Ice Cubes

Milk Splatter April Fools' Prank

Oh no! This is a scary prank until you realize it's not real milk. Make this to trick your coworkers!

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Milk Splatter April Fools' Prank

April Fooled You Burgers

This is more cute than anything. Make a burger out of cookies and other sweets for a delicious treat!

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April Fooled You Burgers

April Fools Spaghetti and Meatballs Cupcakes

Talk about surprising! These cupcakes may look like spaghetti, but they sure don't taste like it!

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April Fools Spaghetti and Meatballs Cupcakes

Turkey Loaf "Cake"

This cake is almost too pretty to pass up, but don't expect this sweet treat to taste like sugar. Frost your meatloaf with mashed potatoes for an appetizing though unexpected entre.

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Turkey Loaf "Cake"

April Fools' Nametag Prank

Bonus! If you work in an office with cubicles, replace your coworkers' nametags with these silly versions. All you need to do is find your company's nametag template and replace all the vowels in everyone's names with o's. Shoutout to my colleague Kristi Kittelson who did this on April Fools' Day 2019 at our office!

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