How these kids got to do those for a school project is beyond me. Must be the education system these days. Anyway, this video features some charming youths teaching you how to do a simple prank involving duct tape and falling shoes.
This video will teach you how to do pull an easy prank on someone whose dresser drawer you have access to. The only caveats are that you have to not mind poking holes in their dresser and breaking whatever they keep on top of it.
If your preferred means of showing that you're smarter than others is to trick them with elaborate and tedious puzzles, then Brian Brushwood is your man. This video will teach you two easy bar tricks with matches and drawing that might get you a free drink with the right crowd.
This has got to be one of the all-time easiest pranks to set up. All you need is string, some sort of messy material like dog food, and a closet door. As we said, perhaps the easiest prank short of tripping someone.
There are a lot of ways to booby trap a door, but this one might be one of the least offensive and most terrifying. This video will teach you how party poppers and a napkin will allow you to scare your friends without soaking anything in water or smashing someone's face.
After you've tried out Nextraker's pillow prank, move onto the medicine cabinet with this deodorant stick prank. All you need is your victim's stick of deodorant (white) and some Kool-Aid (or in this case Flavor Aid).
Nextraker has another great prank for you to pull at home— the pillow prank. You'll need the plastic bag from a loaf of bread and some shaving cream.
Think Nextraker's pranks are too hard? Then he's got the perfect prank for you— the Gatorade prank. He calls it the "upside-down Gatorade prank". This is by far one of the easiest gags ever. All you do is turn the bottle upside down, on its top, and slowly and carefully twist the cap until it seems to be loosened all the way. Then, just sit back and wait for you victim to pick it up and spill liquid all over the place. This could be used for other drinks, as well.
With this prank, you will leave your victims wet and mad while you laugh your pants off. This prank video tutorial will show you exactly how to do this styrofoam cup and water prank. You only need a cup, tape and some grease. This prank is simple, but effective. Use this as inspiration for one of your April Fools Day pranks!
Halloween inspires all of us to scare the willies out of friends and family. Nothing gets people more in the Halloween mood than being spooked, right?
Halloween is a time that embraces blood, gore, and using blood and gore to scare innocent civilians. So if you're in the pranking mood this Halloween, check out this video to learn how to do a funny ketchup splattering prank that'll leave fake blood all over your victim's clothes and on the floor.
The computer represents a whole new frontier in prank technology, and if you've aren't computer pranking people you need to get with the times. Watch this video to learn how to send anonymous emails, make crank calls online, even send people a message saying they're about to be murdered!
The coin toss is the gold standard of fairness, and used to settle all sorts of important issues. That doesn't mean you can't rig one though. Watch this video to learn how to scam someone on a simple coin toss.
Straws and bottles of beer don't mix normally, but for this prank they put aside their differences. It's called the "over the wall" trick, and if you're hard up money and high on charisma you should watch this video and learn how to do it for next time you're out at the bar and need a free drink.
Card tricks are the best type of tricks. They require little equipment, are easy to understand, and contain nearly limitless potential for trickery. Watch this video to learn how to do a card swipe trick on unsuspecting friends or fellow bar patrons.
Not all Roman alphabet letters are created equal. Some are used much more than others, as becomes readily apparent in this mind game / brain teaser / scam. It involved compelling people to list words that lack certain letters, without which words all but cannot be made. Watch this video to learn how to play this trick on unsuspecting (and preferably pretentiously wordy) friends or enemies.
Most long-haired men and women in America have a hair tie on them most of the time, sometimes more. All you need are two different-colored ones to do this awesome mind game / bar trick on someone! It involves tying the two ties together surreptitiously, and you'll learn how to do it in this video.
Determining whether someone is lying or whether they lie consistently is one of the most important skills that you can have. This video features two experts on lying: a Hastings University law professor and Scam School host Brian Bushwood, explaining all sorts of signs you can look for to determine whether someone is lying or experiencing a strong emotional response to what you're saying. These include facial expressions, tone of voice, and hand gestures.
Your mom probably told you not to play with matches, but now that you're a little older it's time to start breaking that rule. Watch this video to learn how to play a fun trick on / mind game with people at a bar or other social occasion using matches.
What Is Needed? Marker Caps, about 4 or 5
You'll Need: Your victim's deodorant
Make your milk come alive using this at home science experiment! Mix a few drops of various colors of food coloring into a shallow dish of milk. Then add some dish soap, and put just a single drop into the middle. Then watch the ensuing cool effects!
You can make a needle hover in midair! Get a few magnets, and see how far away you can make the needle float. Thread your needles with just the right length of string to make needles hover around your magnet.
You can keep water in a liquid state, even if it's below freezing temperature. This tutorial shows you how to take some distilled or purified water, and apply some basic science to make the water freeze on command - or a couple other neat tricks!
Get a red cabbage from the grocery store, and tear up about two or three leaves and put them in a glass jar. Cover the leaves with water and microwave, then strain out the leaves. You can mix the extract with different household chemicals and watch the color change!
Create a secret message for your friends without anyone knowing what you're up to! You can make some easy invisible ink using just some milk. Write your message in milk-ink using a Q-tip. Then let it dry for at least half an hour. The paper will look normal - only an iron will reveal your writing.
Desperately want to see what's inside an envelope without anyone knowing you've snooped? There's an easy trick you can use to make paper turn invisible - just long enough to read through it without leaving any trace behind! You just need to get your hands on some hexanes.
Here are three different methods you can use to make a stink bomb prank from things you can find around the house—just a pack of matches, an empty plastic soda bottle, and some household ammonia. Mix the tips of the matches with the ammonia and let it sit for three or four days, then stink it up!
The art of creating convincing wound makeup is certainly a veritable skill for Halloween and SFX, but what about pranks? Courtney Mault and Max Sparber's Halloween makeup tutorial reveals an interesting concept:
Looking for a fun way of making a nice little concealed pocket shooter for spit balls, q-tips, the whole shebang? Well check out this awesome video on how to convert a G2 ball point pen into a small pen shooter that you can load smaller ammunition into and fire from to annoy someone, or to use as a back up weapon in office warfare when you run out of nerf ammo!
Want to protect your things from people you suspect might be snooping? This video shows you how to set up simple systems for your closet, refrigerator, dresser drawer and even find out if someone has been helping themselves to your liquor!
How cool are smoke grenades? You toss 'em into the air and they explode into a vision of thick clouds and smoke, preventing your enemy from seeing you as you stealthily sneak past him and shoot him upside the head with a paintball gun.
Russian political art pranksters Voina have struck again. This time they enlisted a group of art goons to overturn a cop car in order to "rescue" a child's ball (which was planted by the group in the first place). The trick? Lots of helping hands. Previously, Russian Pranksters "Dick" Bridge.
Zip ties are wonderful little creatures. They can do all types of duties, and they come in all shapes and sizes. But for this gag, you'll want to get the biggest and longest zip ties you can find!
Boys are usually more closely associated with pranks than girls, but this is one for the ladies. In this video you'll learn how to turn a normal bikini into a prank dissolving bikini that will hold up fine until submerged, then come off completely. Devious.
Call it what you will—puke, vomit, upchuck, barf, regurgitation—no matter what it's called, it always has the same sickening effect on people when they see it. Sometime it's like a yawn and can be contagious. That's what makes this the perfect prank, but there's no need to stick your finger down your throat! You can mold some fake vomit with this how-to video.
In one way, this seem more like an artistic sculpture than a silly prank, but unless you're making food and drink art, this will always be a prank. Learn the spilled coffee prank, outlined in this how-to, which involves a little bit of Elmer's Glue. Place this over someone's secret and important documents, and they'll absolutely go apeshit!
There is something to be said for the idea that every person needs to know one really awesome magic trick. If you don't know one yourself, and need something to impress your friends and fellow bar patrons, you're in luck. This video will show you how to do an easy sleight-of-hand trick disappearing trick with a cork that will fill that hole in your skills lineup.
Chico Marx was the oldest of the Marx Brothers, but is not as well-remembered as some of his younger brothers. Apparently, he liked this trick, and now you can too. It works great for tricking people at bars. It involves a circle of dollars and a game of removing them that you can win every time with a simple trick.
Nim is one of the oldest games in the world, and also one of the easiest to rig. Usually it is played with piles of objects from which players take turn removing objects until none are left. This hilarious video will show you two ways you can play the game with no props of any kind and win every time, earning you free drinks and grudging admiration from your friends.