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DIY April Fools’ ideas for kids

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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