Last year, I wrote about the best literary hoaxes. This year, I was thinking of pranking the sweetest (and most gullible) family member: the 3-year-old wee one. So, naturally, I used Google for some ideas. And boy was I happy with the results, courtesy of BuzzFeed.

So, here are my favorite kids-friendly pranks:

1. Give them some donut seeds to grow

Doughnut seeds | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's books

Image: Buzzfeed

2. Stick googly eyes on the food in your refrigerator

Google eyes | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's books

Image: Buzzfeed

3. Also cute? Drawing faces on your eggs

Eggs | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's books

Image: Buzzfeed

4.Take a photo of someone your kid cares about “floating”…

Then show it to your kid and feign amazement.

Flating trick | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's books

Image: Buzzfeed

5. Make them spider cookies

I would probably try this, but I’m pretty sure she’d love them, as she loves spiders!

Spider cookies | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's books

Image: Buzzfeed

6. Tell your kids youโ€™ve baked them a pan of brownies.

Sorry, make that “brown Es.”

Brown Es | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's books

Image: Buzzfeed

7. And since we’re on the matter of puns, why not tell your kid you bought them an iPad?

Eye pad | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's books

Image: Buzzfeed

Happy April Fool’s Day everyone!

 

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