Ironically, April Fool’s Day doesn’t have a definitive history, as many historians debate on its origin. But, even if it’s an obscure holiday that’s been around for countless centuries, or a spontaneous day that sprouted out of nowhere, it’s a day of fun jokes and light-hearted laughter. Participating in this fun holiday can be incredibly simple, too. No need for complex pranks, instead, try these three classic, simple, and harmless ones!
*Add googly eyes to everything! It’s simple, fun, and confusing for whoever doesn’t realize what you may be planning. Googly eyes of all sizes can be found at your local craft store, or even a general store such as Wal-Mart or Target. Typically for an easier and quicker prep time, try to get googly eyes with sticky back, so you can plaster them on, run and watch the confusion of others unfold.
*Hide a whoopee cushion on a friend’s chair. It might be a little more on the embarrassing side, but all the more funny. Hide a small whoopee cushion under a pillow or a chair cushion and watch as someone takes a seat and jumps in embarrassment as the whoopee cushion lets out a rip! Whoopee cushions, both big and small, are normally available in nearly every store and dollar store around April Fools Day, and all for a relatively cheap price.
Got a friend of a family member with a sweet tooth? Prank them by mixing together M&M’s, Skittles, and Reese’s Pieces together in a bag, and offer them some candy. Tell them that it’s only one type of candy, either Skittles and M&M’s preferably, and watch their face scrunch up in confusion as they bite into a candy that’s entirely different from what they were expecting. All three of these candies can be found essentially in every store establishment.
By Sasha Gonzalez, Junior, Chi Arts