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April Fool’s Mini Lunch Prank

April Fool’s Day can be a lot of fun, but in the past I’ve had trouble finding pranks that aren’t crazy involved or slightly cruel. If you pack lunches for anyone in your household, this DIY mini lunch is the perfect harmless prank! If you make multiple packed lunches, line them up on the counter first thing on April Fool’s Day and wait to see your family’s reaction! Just don’t forget to make a real lunch for them to eat too!

April Fool's Mini Lunch Prank | Oh Happy Day!April Fool's Mini Lunch Prank | Oh Happy Day!April Fool's Mini Lunch Prank | Oh Happy Day!

Materials: plastic wrap, brown kraft paper*, knife, cutting board, scissors, pencil, ruler, glue stick, mini pinking shears (optional), mini snack cookies, carrots, slice of bread, sandwich meat, lettuce, cherry tomato.

*Note: if you don’t have time to make your own mini paper bags, similar ones can be purchased online here or here. Ideally, the bags should have gussets and have a front measurement of 2 1/2″ by 4 1/2″

Step 1: Prepare your miniature sandwich – use the knife to cut the slice of bread down into two pieces about 1 1/2″ by 2″ and cut the meat, lettuce, and tomato to fit. Assemble.
Step 2: Cut the carrot into sticks about 1 1/2″ long.
Step 3: Use plastic wrap to package the sandwich, carrot sticks, and snack cookie separately.
Step 4: On a piece of brown kraft paper, draw a rectangle 4 1/2″ by 8″ long. Along both the 8″ sides, make small ticks at the 1/2″, 3″, 4 1/4″, and 6 3/4″ marks. Draw an additional 1 1/4″ by 2 1/2″ rectangle connected to the base between two tick marks. Add 1/4″ flaps to the three sides. Cut out the shape and fold along the lines/tick marks. (If you have mini pinking shears, use them to cut across the top.)
Step 5: Apply glue to the 1/2″ flap and attach to form a tube.
Step 6: Apply glue to the three 1/4″ flaps and carefully close the bottom of the bag to attach. Once firmly attached, fold the bottom up to create the crease as seen on regular sized lunch bags.
Step 7: Fill the mini bag with the mini lunch.
Step 8: Write the name of the lunch-eater on the bag.

April Fool's Mini Lunch Prank | Oh Happy Day!April Fool's Mini Lunch Prank | Oh Happy Day!

  1. Shutterbug

    March 18, 2014

    LOL! Cute prank! I especially like it because it’s easy to do and isn’t mean. 🙂

  2. Eva

    March 18, 2014

    Haha this is such a great idea. Really really love it!

  3. Chiara

    March 18, 2014

    love it! my kids will definitely get a kick out of this!

  4. Courtney

    March 18, 2014

    I love this, what a great idea!

  5. Carly

    March 18, 2014

    Cute cute cute! I’m loving all the April Fool’s pranks I’ve been seeing lately. I can’t wait for this year’s April Fool’s Day!

  6. Momista Beginnings

    March 18, 2014

    oh my gosh this is hilarious. i’m actually packing my husband’s lunches now, since we’re on a cleanse together. this is a GREAT idea! i’m doing it. thanks 🙂

      • jordan
      • March 18, 2014

      So glad we could help! Kathleen’s a genius. 🙂

  7. Robynne

    March 19, 2014

    haha I love this idea. I can just imagine my husbands face 🙂

  8. Best april fools pranks

    March 19, 2014

    LMAO, These were some of the BEST APRIL FOOLS PRANKS i have ever read…

    Ha ha ha.. Thanks.

  9. Alisa Curiel

    March 20, 2014

    That is so cute and hilarious! love it

  10. Lil

    March 22, 2014

    This is so perfect!

  11. Beth

    March 30, 2014

    Target dollar bins have these mini bags 6 for $1 right now. I picked some up because they were cute….now I can’t wait to try this on Tuesday:)!

    Thanks for the great idea!!

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