April Fools!

Breakfast Pranks That'll Make Them Giggle

by , posted on March 28th, 2012 in Parties & Celebrations



An April Fools breakfast is one of those things that seems completely and utterly frivolous, doesn’t it? So naturally, this means I love it! And I don’t just mean capital L-ove it. I mean all caps L-O-V-E it.

This Sunday, let’s all celebrate frivolity with some breakfast silliness. Below are four of my favorite ideas for starting April Fools day off right—with a giggle!

For this you’ll need:
a hollowed out egg*
a strip of paper that will fit inside the egg when rolled
egg cup

Step 1
Write your message on the strip of paper. Roll it up and tuck it into the egg.


Step 2
Fill with confetti. Optional: you can tape or glue a bit of tissue paper to the bottom of the egg if you notice the confetti falling out. I cut up bits of Easter basket filler to use as confetti. It stayed in nicely without having to seal the egg. I’m a lazy crafter.

Step 3
Flip egg over and place in egg cup.



*While there are super clever ways to hollow out an egg, I just used what I had on hand. So I used a metal skewer to make a small opening in the bottom of the egg, widened it a bit and shook out the yolk and whites. Make sure you rinse the egg out well and let it dry completely before you put in the paper.

For this you’ll need:
a milk jar*
packet of gelatin

Step 1
Heat up the milk. Get it hot but not boiling.

Step 2
Mix in the gelatin until it’s dissolved.

Step 3
Let it cool. Note: this one takes some advanced prep. It’ll take a couple hours for the gelatin to set.


*Where’d I get that milk bottle from?! Why it’s a Starbucks frappacino bottle. Did you see they come in two sizes now? I used the larger one. Peel off the stickers, apply a little goof off to remove all the sticky residue (just make sure you open a window because PU!) and code printed on the bottle, wash and you have yourself a cute little milk jar. Aww!

For this you’ll need:
A banana
clean needle

option 2
A banana
a needle or pin longer than the width of the banana

Step 1
Okay, so here’s the thing with the sliced banana in its skin trick. There are actually two different ways you can do it. They’re probably best seen in video form. Click here to watch a video explaining option 1 and here for option 2. I tried both and found option 2 to be slightly easier. BUT if you do it, enter through the side ridge not the back. The back seam cracks apart pretty easily.


For this you’ll need:
a can of crescent rolls
brown sugar
powdered sugar
a mini muffin tin

Step 1
I’m going to go ahead and link to where I got this recipe from. It’s from Iowa Girl Eats. I’ve seen April Fools miniature food ideas before (Martha had a great one about using quail eggs which I thought was brilliant) but these little cinnamon rolls were so achingly adorable I just couldn’t resist. And the kids L-O-V-E-D them. I think it helped that I put them on a great big old plate.

So there you have it! A breakfast spread to punk your family. Chose one prank or be superfluous like me and choose them all. Happy pranking!

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16 Responses to “April Fools!”

  1. Jillian in Italy Says:

    March 28th, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    I love this! We’ll be in the plane headed to Japan on April 1st this year but I’m going to try and figure out how I can pull a few of these off anyway…can you take bananas through customs these day??

    Jennifer Cooper Reply:

    Bananas might be one of those weird things you can’t transport even though they’re flown to stores all over the world.

    Maybe you could make it an after school April Fools Day breakfast treat?

  2. Cindy H Says:

    March 28th, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    These are great ideas! I did the Nilla Wafer pancake breakfast last year for April Fools Day (found here http://blog.dollhousebakeshoppe.com/2011/03/nilla-wafer-mini-meals.html) and served a beverage in a doll sized mug. It was most amusing!

    Jennifer Cooper Reply:

    Cindy, that is ridiculously awesome. I want to try it!

  3. Elisabeth Says:

    March 28th, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    Adorable! I especially like the banana one…

    Jennifer Cooper Reply:

    It’s such a simple and silly little trick. But it did take me a couple bananas before I figured out how to do it without the peel cracking open.

  4. Katie Says:

    March 28th, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    Those are great! I especially love the look on his face!

  5. Miranda Makes Says:

    March 28th, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    These are so cute and silly! Thanks!

  6. Candace Says:

    February 26th, 2013 at 9:47 am

    Hello there!! I love these ideas so much!! :) I was wondering if I could use one of your pictures and link back to you for a fun April Fool’s Day post I am doing for our homeschool share blog?? http://www.homeschoolshare.com/blog/

    Jennifer Cooper Reply:

    Absolutely Candace! Thanks for asking. :)

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  12. Sally from Little Hiccups Says:

    March 31st, 2015 at 3:13 pm

    I love these!
    Last year I froze the milk in my daughter’s cereal the night before. She was completely confused as to why she couldn’t get her spoon to dig in! You can see it (and our other pranks) here: http://www.littlehiccups.net/2014/04/april-fools-day-2014.html

    This year I’m making the kids cardboard pancakes for breakfast plus jello in their juice cups. I can’t wait to see their faces tomorrow morning!

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