April Fool’s Day has traditionally been a day when kids torture their parents with the old plastic wrap on the toilet seat trick, or the ever-popular “I think I broke my arm!” gag. This year, we say you turn the tables on your little ones with these fun DIY tricks for April Fool’s Day.
Here’s how you can sneak down before breakfast and set up a few jokes of your own this April 1!
April Fool’s Day Supplies
- Glass salt and pepper shakers
- A paper towel or napkin
- Milk in a carton
- Food coloring
The Salt and Pepper Switcheroo
Step One: Create a Paper Towel Cup Inside Each Glass Shaker
The shakers have to be glass so your kids will be extra confused. We didn’t have any on hand, so we made a pseudo-shaker out of this mini bottle to illustrate how you would use a piece of a paper towel to create a hidden cup inside the lid of each shaker.
Simply remove the lid, rip off a small square of tissue or paper, and gently press down to create a miniature cup inside the neck of the bottle or shaker.
Step Two: Add Pepper to the Salt and Salt to the Pepper
Gently pour pepper into the cup at the top of the salt shaker, and add salt to the cup at the top of the pepper shaker. The cups will keep the different spices from mingling so your kids will be none the wiser!
Step Three: Replace the Cap and Wait for the Fun
When your kids try to use the salt shaker, pepper will come out (and vice versa)!
Step One: Add Food Coloring to a Carton of Milk
A carton works best since your kids won’t see it coming. Colors like green, purple or blue work well since milk never comes in such eccentric hues (but some flavored milk is pink or brown).
Step Two: Shake, Return to the Fridge and Wait
Make sure the color mixes well, then wipe up any color drops on the carton itself and put it innocently back into the fridge. Imagine their surprise when a glass of milk comes out green…
…Or their cereal gets a colorful makeover!
Do you have plans to play a trick on anyone this April Fool’s Day? Share your ideas in the comments below!