Tricky Kids Who Pranked Their Parents Hard

Sooner or later, all kids discover the joy of pranks (much to their parents’ dismay). If it were up to the parents of the world, kids would never learn about pranks to begin with. It can only lead to chaos and trouble. We can’t keep our kids sheltered forever, so when they do discover pranks, they find them all too amusing.

Some of the kids on this list got their parents pretty hard. Some of them just tried their hardest.

You Can’t Sip That Juice

jello
Photo Credit: @manonlouellette / Instagram
Photo Credit: @manonlouellette / Instagram

This mom helped her kid prank his siblings. Together they made some cherry Jell-O and let it set up in some glass cups complete with a straw. This might be the friendliest prank in the history of pranks. Who doesn’t want to be surprised by Jell-O?

The Milk’s Gone Bad

milk prank
Photo Credit: @workingwithfamilies / Instagram
Photo Credit: @workingwithfamilies / Instagram

This kid was so excited to pull a prank on his mom. He got her up at the crack of dawn to tell her that the milk had gone bad.

Like The Cat. Get Your Mind Out Of The Gutter

tv
Photo Credit: @voomaid / Instagram
Photo Credit: @voomaid / Instagram

This kid changed the name on her parents’ TV to something pretty silly. The Dell guy was in for quite a shock when he started setting up the new electronics.

A Minty Oreo

toothpaste oreo
Photo Credit: @pdemiddel / Instagram
Photo Credit: @pdemiddel / Instagram

This kid slipped some toothpaste into his mom’s favorite cookie. Oreo is actually making mint-flavored cookies nowadays. They just aren’t quite as minty as this concoction. This seems pretty gross.

This Kid Clearly Didn’t Have Any Help

toilet prank
Photo Credit: @tsouissi / Instagram
Photo Credit: @tsouissi / Instagram

This kid thought the best idea for a prank would be to put toilet paper, drawings, and a plastic utensil on his parents’ toilet seat. He still hasn’t grasped the whole concept of a prank yet.

Changing The Netflix Names

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Photo Credit: @tracy_bloominginfaith / Instagram
Photo Credit: @tracy_bloominginfaith / Instagram

This kid thought it would be really funny if he changed all of the names on his family’s Netflix profile. Now it looks like the cast of Tiger King lives in this house.

Spider Coffee

spider cup
Photo Credit: @robinf78 / Instagram
Photo Credit: @robinf78 / Instagram

This kid had a brilliant idea to scare his arachnophobic mother by placing a toy spider very close to her coffee mug. She wasn’t scared, but she acted like she was so her kid would think he pulled off the perfect prank.

The Old “Toothpaste In The Cookie” Trick

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Photo Credit: @playeatcraftrepeat / Instagram

We’ve already seen quite a few kids attempt this one. We’re not sure why they find this trick so amusing. At least they’re sticking with toothpaste for now. There are worse things you can put inside a cookie.

Watch Where You Wipe

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Photo Credit: @lenarobertson5 / Instagram
Photo Credit: @lenarobertson5 / Instagram

This kid decided to draw a scary bug on the roll of toilet paper in his parents’ bathroom. He was hoping that they would think it was real and freak out.

Among The Family Photos

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Photo Credit: @kelleydupre / Instagram
Photo Credit: @kelleydupre / Instagram

One of these things is not like the others. This kid stuck a picture of Kim Jong Un in one of her parents’ picture frames. Now he looks like he’s part of the family.

Waiting To Pounce

stormtrooper
Photo Credit: @hmv.heidi / Instagram
Photo Credit: @hmv.heidi / Instagram

This kid is lying low in his Stormtrooper costume, waiting to scare some unsuspecting adults. There must be another adult in on this prank because somebody had to take this picture.

Another Bug Trick

bug in lamp
Photo Credit: @missheathertoyou / Instagram
Photo Credit: @missheathertoyou / Instagram

This bug prank is a little bit more sophisticated than some of the others we’ve seen. This kid put a cutout of a bug on the inside of this lampshade. This one looks pretty convincing.

Don’t Worry, It’s Chocolate

chocolate toilet
Photo Credit: @jadecurlweightloss / Instagram
Photo Credit: @jadecurlweightloss / Instagram

This kid may have figured out the scariest prank of them all. The only way to figure out if this is poop or chocolate is to get up close and inspect it. It’s chocolate, but it looks an awful lot like poop.

An Old Classic

toilet wrap
Photo Credit: @hmojo76 / Instagram
Photo Credit: @hmojo76 / Instagram

We’re back with another toilet prank from a kid who isn’t as creative as that last one. He definitely didn’t come up with this prank on his own. The plastic wrap under the toilet seat prank has been around for generations.

Upside Down Cereal

cereal prank
Photo Credit: @karen2208x / Instagram
Photo Credit: @karen2208x / Instagram

We’re not sure how this is a prank. To us, this just looks like a mess. This kid thought it would be a good idea to dump a box of cereal onto a plate.

The Toilet’s Smoking

smoking toilet
Photo Credit: @homeschool_adventure_league / Instagram
Photo Credit: @homeschool_adventure_league / Instagram

We saw this prank quite a few times on Instagram. Kids like to run to their parents and tell them that the toilet is smoking. The parents rush into the bathroom to find this.

The Toilet Paper Switch-Out

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Photo Credit: @hayley.slagter / Instagram
Photo Credit: @hayley.slagter / Instagram

These kids thought it would be funny to replace the roll of toilet paper in their bathroom with a roll of tape. What happens when they have to use the bathroom, though? They didn’t think this through.

Very Unique Spots

dog prank
Photo Credit: @funnyas.f / Instagram
Photo Credit: @funnyas.f / Instagram

These kids decided to turn all of their Dalmatian’s spots into spiders last Halloween. Now he looks like the spookiest dog in town. He also looks very ashamed. He doesn’t like his new look.

A Brand New Nintendo Switch

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Photo Credit: @drkarenfraser / Instagram
Photo Credit: @drkarenfraser / Instagram

This kid’s brother wanted to play with his Nintendo Switch, so he got to work drawing a second Switch so he wouldn’t have to share. This wasn’t exactly what his brother had in mind.

No More Cookies

crumb jar
Photo Credit: @becinuk / Instagram
Photo Credit: @becinuk / Instagram

This kid ate all of the cookies out of his parents’ cookie jar, so he decided to change the label from “cookies” to “crumbs.” At least he made it honest.

A Realistic Bug Sticker

bug sticker
Photo Credit: @angelique.world / Instagram
Photo Credit: @angelique.world / Instagram

This kid stuck a bug sticker in his mom’s tote bag and now it looks like her mom has been carrying around a scary bug all day. That thing is huge!

A Prank Or A Party?

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Photo Credit: @blesseddalia / Instagram
Photo Credit: @blesseddalia / Instagram

These kids filled their parents’ closet with a whole bunch of balloons. We’re not sure if they thought they were pulling a prank or throwing a surprise party. Either way, their parents are going to have a hard time getting into this closet.

Some Tea, Please

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Photo Credit: @creationstationbournemouth / Instagram
Photo Credit: @creationstationbournemouth / Instagram

This kid asked if her mother wanted some tea, and when mom said yes, she brought her this cup filled with a big paper letter “T.” This kid must love puns.

Papa Don’t Preach

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Photo Credit: @cowgrljen / Instagram
Photo Credit: @cowgrljen / Instagram

This girl sent her dad a series of texts that were just the lyrics to a popular song. Her dad didn’t get the joke, though. He thinks she may actually be having a baby.

The Better To See You With

eye donuts
Photo Credit: @notsofunnydad / Instagram
Photo Credit: @notsofunnydad / Instagram

This girl’s idea of a prank is just holding donuts up to her eyes and pretending that they’re glasses. She’ll probably get better at pulling pranks as she gets older.

How To Really Freak Out A Parent

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Photo Credit: @dondondion / Instagram
Photo Credit: @dondondion / Instagram

Okay, this kid might be the prank master. He knows what really gets to his parents. He colored on this piece of tissue with a red marker to make it look like he hurt his eye.

What A Prank

action figure
Photo Credit: @familycooking87 / Instagram
Photo Credit: @familycooking87 / Instagram

This kid thought it would be hilarious if he left his toy standing on the banister to scare his mom when she walked by. Mom was definitely more amused than scared.

When You’re The First To Fall Asleep At A Slumber Party

dog egg
Photo Credit: @236nekko / Instagram
Photo Credit: @236nekko / Instagram

While this dog was sleeping, his kid owners decided to put an egg and an acorn on his head. Now when he gets up that egg is going to smash on the floor.

The Scariest Prank

doll in bed
Photo Credit: @salliecandler / Instagram
Photo Credit: @salliecandler / Instagram

This kid decided to put the spookiest doll in the world in her mom’s bed. This is how you really scare a person. Other kids, take notes. This is terrifying.

Another Riff

toilet prank
Photo Credit: @jenandjuice100 / Instagram
Photo Credit: @jenandjuice100 / Instagram

Here’s another riff on the old “toilet is smoking” bit. We think this one actually looks pretty cute. We just hope that Sugar Babies box is empty. I don’t want my candy anywhere near a toilet.