This April Fool’s Prank is awesome! Freak out  your friends and family with fake roaches you can make yourself. You’ll be amazed at how easy this is to do.

DIY fake bug April Fool’s Prank

I love tricking my kids on April Fool’s Day, and this easy April Fool’s prank is sure to make them laugh.  Unfortunately,  April 1st is 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!!
Printed roaches for prank

How to Make this April Fool’s Prank

Start by finding a free image of a cockroach online.  I saved it and imported it into my Silhouette Studio program.
I’m still learning the process, but I managed to set the image so only the outline would be cut.
Silhouette cutting transparency paper
Then it was off to the Silhouette to be cut. If you don’t have a machine, you can cut the transparency paper with scissors.
Fake roach gag
Doesn’t it look real?  I startled myself with this one I had set on the counter!
April Fool’s prank with DIY fake roach
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.
fake roach April fool’s prank
I just might have to prank them again on Monday.  🙂
This post has been so popular that I revisited it with a slight tweak for those who do not own Silhouette cutting machines.  You can also use clear printable labels to make adhesive fake roaches!  Click HERE to see that tutorial, as well as to download a free printable sheet with lots of creepy bugs (roaches and spiders, yuck!) on it.
Enjoy!  And if you try this please share your pictures or comment to let me know about the reactions you got!  I love to hear your stories.
Looking for more silly fun?  Check out my fake spilled juice prank!  Another popular idea is my fake head in a jar printable prank! You can see a roundup of my April Fool’s prank crafts by clicking HERE.
Spilled juice April fool’s 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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