April Fool’s Day can be great fun for adults, but there is no reason to leave your kids out of the pranking! Of course you don’t want to do anything truly mean to prank your kids on April Fool’s Day, so a fun way to trick them on this tricky day is to create fun recipes that will leave your kids wondering just what it is that they are eating.
A classic food prank is to fill an ice cream cone with mashed potatoes and present it to your child as vanilla ice cream. Mash the potatoes very well and put the “ice cream” cone in the refrigerator or freezer to get it cold. For added effect feel free to add nuts, cherries, or whipped cream. Don’t forget to buy real ice cream too, this prank recipe would just be too mean if your kid didn’t really get ice cream out of the deal!
Mashed potatoes are a great April Fool’s Day prank recipe ingredient because they can be made to resemble ice cream, whipped cream, frosting, yogurt, and many other sweet treats. Try making cookies and frosting some of them with mashed potatoes (offer these to your child before you give them the real cookies!), or adding a dollop of mashed potatoes to a piece of cake or on top of real ice cream.
Lots of good April Fool’s Day recipes can be created by using real frosting, the trick is putting something unusual underneath the frosting. Add a little peanut butter to shredded lettuce, or other vegetables, to make it sticky and mold it into something that resembles a piece of cake, cover well with frosting and enjoy the look of confusion when your child sticks his fork into the “cake.” Put a slice of tomato on top of a graham cracker, cover well with frosting, and sandwich with another graham cracker. Kid’s will definitely be surprised to find a tomato in the middle of their cookie!
A few hours before you try the next prank, mention to your kids that you saw a big worm in the kitchen earlier and ask if they brought it in the house. When they say no, just say “that’s weird, I don’t know how it got in.” At the next meal, place a spaghetti noodle in their food and let them find it. Add some talk about the worm you saw in the kitchen while you eat, and watch your child’s disgust at finding a worm in their food.
You may have to pay a little more attention to detail to get your older kids to fall for these April Fool’s Day pranks, but the younger crowd will be easy to trick with these recipes. Have fun and get creative with April Fool’s Day recipes to trick your kids, but remember to avoid choking hazards and offer your kids a real treat after you prank them with the fake one!