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.
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!!
Start 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. If you don’t have a machine, you can cut the transparency paper with scissors.
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. 🙂
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.