Tuesday, April 1, 2008

April Fool Tricks to make and play

Hahaha - April Fool's day is here. So lets have some fun and make some pranks!

Make a magical banana that will really surprise your friends! Tell them that you've discovered a brand new, genetically-altered banana that grows pre-sliced. This is the best invention since sliced bread.

One banana
A toothpick

Stick a toothpick into a banana somewhere along a seam. Rotate the toothpick left and right inside the banana, cutting all the way through the fruit, but not through the peel. Try to keep the hole the toothpick makes as small as possible.

Take the toothpick out and repeat at another spot on the banana. Keep making internal slices until you have at least five or six.

Now offer the banana to an unsuspecting friend (maybe even telling them some odd story about mutant bananas from Ecuador). When your friend peels the banana, they will be VERY surprised to find that it is already sliced!

Wiggle-Woggle Balloon
Slightly tricky to make, April Fool's Day wiggle-woggle balloons are worth the effort -- teach your friends how to make this April Fool's Day crafty balloon and host a game of catch.

What You'll Need:

Two 10-inch balloons
(Balloons are choking hazards -- keep them and any broken pieces away from little children.)

To make your tricky balloon, roll one balloon lengthwise and slide it inside the other, leaving only the stem (mouthpiece) sticking out.

Place the mouthpiece of the inside balloon over the faucet, and fill the balloon with water until it is about 4-inches across. Tie the stem, and push the balloon the rest of the way inside the outer balloon.

Blow up the outer balloon, leaving it a little soft, and tie it. Watch out! This balloon will wiggle-woggle when you toss it.

If you start the water balloon rolling around inside before you toss it, the balloon will wiggle-woggle even more.

Play wiggle-woggle balloon outside on the grass, away from stickers and thorns.

April Fool's Can
Take some time to make this tricky April Fool's can on your own, then show the trick to your parents and friends. The fun April Fool's Day craft will amaze and delight your audience.

What You'll Need:
Can opener
1-pound coffee can (empty)
Two plastic coffee can lids
Large medium-weight rubber band
2-ounce fishing sinker

April Fool's Can

Create a coffee can that moves this April Fool's Day.

Use the can opener to remove both ends of the can. Lay the plastic lids on top of each other.
Punch two holes about 1-inch apart through both of the lids. Put one lid on the can.

Cut the rubber band. Thread the ends through the holes in the lid. Slip the fishing weight on one of the pieces of rubber band inside the can.

Thread the rubber band ends through the holes on the other plastic lid, and tie the ends of the rubber band together.

Put the lid on the can. When you push the can, it will roll across the floor -- then it will stop and roll back!

You may have to experiment with the tension of the rubber band. It should not be so loose that the weight touches the side of the can or so tight that the weight cannot flip around and 'wind up' the toy.

1 comment:

Keiki Gift Ideas said...

Sounds like fun at your house!