5 Easy April Fool's Day Food Pranks

Posted by on Mar 31, 2012

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Food pranks offer a crafty way to trick your family and friends this April Fool's Day. Great for playing on kids (or for helping kids to pull on adults), these food pranks offer a surprising trick that's also a treat.

ketchup and mustard food prank
Ketchup and Mustard Prank 

This food prank is a great craft for children, particularly elementary school-age boys who love a little fear in their surprises. Thread a color-appropriate string inside an empty ketchup or mustard bottle. An unexpected squirt creates the impression that the "victim" is about to get condiment all over his or her shirt. 
For the free ketchup and mustard food prank tutorial, go to All For the Boys
apple juice food prank
Apple Juice Food Prank 

Katie Did staged Jell-O to look like refreshing apple juice for this surprising food prank. If you prefer your pranks to be vegan and gluten-free, combine cornstarch and water for a cup of goop that looks like solid milk but is actually liquid.
Check out Instructables' cornstarch milk prank how-to. 
chicken pot pie food prank
Chicken Pot Pie Food Prank 

Instant pudding gets mixed with Starburst and Jolly Rancher candies for a sweet food prank in the shape of a Sunday dinner chicken pot pie. Save time by using pre-made tart shells. 
Head to Food.com for the free chicken pot pie food prank recipe. 
fishstick food prank
Fishstick Food Prank 

Smear vanilla wafer sticks with peanut butter and then coat with crushed cornflakes and breadcrumbs for this dinner-time food prank. Peas from toffee candy and ketchup-like jam complete this easy craft for kids. 
For the fishstick food prank tutorial and others, check out Aknie Girl's blog. 
meatloaf cupcake food prank
Meatloaf Cupcake Food Prank 

One of the more popular food pranks floating around the web, this cupcake food prank uses a meatloaf base and a mashed potato topping for a tasty trick this April Fools' Day. 
Skinny Taste has a lower-calorie version of the meatloaf cupcake food prank. 
fauxberry pie food prank
Fauxberry Pie Food Prank 

This food prank looks like strawberry pie but is actually that savory mashed potato and meat concotion better known as Shepherd's Pie. Cocoa, barbeque sauce and molasses give the meat a chocolate restyling and beet juice adds a hint of strawberry to the mashed potatoes. 
For the free fauxberry pie food prank recipe, go to FamilyFun.

Image credits (from top): All For The Boys, All For The Boys, Katie Did, Food.com, Aknie Girl, Skinny Taste and FamilyFun

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