I love tricking my kids on April Fool’s Day, and this easy prank is sure to make them laugh.
I only wish April 1st wasn’t on a Sunday this year!  I wanted to put this little guy in their lunch box, as pictured above.  Wouldn’t that be a surprise!!
I started by finding a free image of a cockroach online.  I saved it and imported it into my Silhouette Studio program.
I printed it on transparency paper for ink jet printers.
I’m still learning the process, but I managed to set the image so only the outline would be cut.
Then it was off to the Silhouette to be cut.
Doesn’t it look real?  I startled myself with this one I had set on the counter!
I think the kids are going to wake to a roach invasion on Sunday!
And with the help of a glue dot, this bugger sticks to a sandwich bag.
I just might have to prank them again on Monday.  🙂
Enjoy!  And if you try this please share your pictures or comment to let me know about the reactions you got!
Looking for more silly fun?  Check out my fake spilled juice prank!


  1. just visiting after seeing your project on the Silhouette blog… what a fabulous prank – and love how well the images came out on the transparency! Not many roaches about in the UK (i’m sure they’re somewhere – but not common in the average house – probably too cold!!), but wish i’d have done something like the spilled drink… there are so many things you could do with the transparencies now I think about it – all inspired by coming to see your post. Thank you!

    Paula Gale,
    England. x x x

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