Listen,  I grew up on a farm in the middle of nowhere.  It was a beautiful plot of land overlooking a river and rolling hills as far as the eye could see.  The closest town to me was a fifteen minute drive and the cattle FAR outnumbered the town’s folk.  I guess what I’m trying to say is there were many times during my childhood that I needed to use my thinkin’ cap to have fun.  Now, being an only child with no money, no TV, no internet and almost zero access to city life meant that many of my activities were based around what was in the house.  I also loved messing with my parents.  Cue a life of pranks and practical jokes.  Here are some of the most creative pranks I, and others, have pulled on unsuspecting victims we live with.  Practical jokes on a budget.  Payback was always worth it.

Faucet Prank:

Needs:  Faucet + Rubber Band or Clear tape + Water hose

The ruse is simple and straightforward.  First, take your standard household scotch tape.  No scotch? No problem.  Find a rubber band.  No rubber band?  Tag a hair tie.  Mom has a soccer mom haircut and doesn’t use ties, get some damn string.

Assuming you have found yourself some handy-dandy scotch tape, take your time making sure you wrap the water hose well enough that the button is pushed down all the way.  Without that, you’ll have a dribble that’s similar to your grandpa’s piss dribble.  It’ll be uneffective and a bit sad.

Once you’ve figured out how not to suck and wrapped the faucet like a capable human, all you have to do is sit and wait.  The prank will unfold in due time.

This prank is especially user friendly, as it is more of a trap than an active prank.  The challenge is only to be in the right place at the right time when an unsuspecting dingus needs to use the sink.

Of course, there are thousands of people doing this around the world.  However, below is my absolute favorite video.  Check yurself.  Papa gets angry.

Saran wrap across the door:

Saran wrap + standard door + 1-2 idiots

WikiHow certainly knows a better way to explain this than me, so I’m going to let them do it.  I just like the videos anyways:

“The plastic wrap on the door prank is an easy prank to pull off and doesn’t require much preparation. You put plastic wrap across a door-frame and anyone who tries to walk through it will be bounced back by the plastic wrap. This prank is hilarious and harmless and will leave everyone in the room laughing. If you’re the type of person who loves pranks and needs a new one to add to their repertoire, the plastic wrap on the door prank is one you should try.

Unravel the plastic wrap and cut pieces longer than the width of your door. The plastic wrap needs to stretch to each side of the door. You can use measuring tape to measure the width of your door-frame, then cut pieces of plastic wrap 5-6 inches longer than your door’s width. You should cut anywhere from 7-15 pieces for this prank.

  • Do not fold or get wrinkles in the wrap as you cut it.

  • To get a cleaner cut, use a pair of scissors.

Choose a regularly used doorway. You don’t want to tip them off to the prank early, so make sure that the prankee is used to going through the door you choose so nothing seems suspicious. Don’t use the front door, kitchen door or bathroom door because someone else may need to use it, and make sure that the other people in your house know you’re pulling off the prank.

  • Keep the door open when you do the prank.

Tape one side of the plastic wrap to the side of the door-frame. Tape the short end of the plastic wrap to one side of the door-frame while making sure that you’re not wrinkling it in the process. Line up the plastic wrap so that it is at chest height of the person you’re pranking.

  • Make sure that the tape is on the opposite side of the door, so that the prankee won’t be able to see it as he approaches the door frame.

Stretch the plastic wrap from one side of the door frame to the other. Make sure the plastic wrap is taut as you do this. Once you make sure there are no visual wrinkles or folds, tape the other end of your plastic wrap to the opposite side of the door frame. It’s very important that the plastic wrap appears to be transparent, so do it in a doorway that has low lighting and no reflective surfaces.

  • Wrinkles in the plastic wrap will tip off the prankee and they will most likely not walk through it.

Sit back and admire your work.

  • This is going to be good.

Baby Powder Prank (antiquing)

Needs: Flour + Hair Dryer + Girlfriend

Classic and timeless like real antiquing.

Check it out:

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