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DIY April Fools' ideas for kids

Amy is a stay-at-home mommy to her 1-year-old daughter, Hailey Mae. She is a lover of all things domestic and blogs about her cooking, crafting, and parenting adventures on her personal blog, The Artful Blogger.

The joke's on them with these crafts

April Fools' Day is a time for harmless pranks played on friends and family. Get kids in on the fun with these DIY April Fools' Day ideas.

Spilled ice cream trick

Spilled ice cream prank |


  • Ice cream cone
  • Play-Doh
  • Sprinkles


  1. Grab a small chunk of Play-Doh and knead it in your hands to soften it.
  2. Flatten the Play-Doh out to make the shape of spilled ice cream, then slide one end inside the ice cream cone.
  3. Top the Play-Doh with sprinkles, gently pressing them into the Play-Doh so that they stay in place.
  4. Lay the "spilled ice cream cone" out to surprise friends and family on April Fools' Day.

Unusable soap prank

Unusable soap prank |


  • Bar of soap
  • Clear nail polish


  1. Paint all sides of a bar of soap with clear nail polish.
  2. After the first coat of nail polish has dried, apply a second coat.
  3. Place the bar of soap in the shower. Your prank victim won't be able to figure out why the bar of soap won't lather.

Undrinkable Jell-O drink

Undrinkable jello drink |


  • Plastic cups
  • Jell-O
  • Drinking straws (optional)


  1. Prepare the Jell-O according to the package instructions.
  2. Transfer the Jell-O to individual plastic cups, then place the cups in the fridge to allow them to harden.
  3. After the Jell-O has hardened, surprise your friends with their undrinkable drinks! You can slide a drinking straw into the Jell-O to add to the effect.

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