1. Ends This Week: April Fools’ Day Contest

    Fooling your family? Share your April Fools’ Day prank with us to win!

    Submit your funniest April Fools’ Day prank stories, photos, and videos to our Facebook wall at Facebook.com/CookiesKidsFans for a chance to win a CookiesKids.com gift card.

    Top submissions this week:

    • Paint a bar of soap with clear nail polish. Kids will go crazy trying to get some lather! - Cindy Semrau 
    • My favorite April Fools’ joke includes kids, a bowl, some whipped topping (like Coolwhip) and canned peach halves. Place whipped topping in the bowl and place a well-drained peach half in the center so that the rounded part is on top. Tah-dah! Ostrich Eggs! 

      Breakfast will never be the same! 
      I set the table ahead of time and tell only one child who readily gobbles it up! The rest just stare at the bowl, fork in hand, and say, “Where did you get ostrich eggs from?” - Cindy Semrau
    • This one isn’t mine, but a friend’s mom did it to my friend. We were just out of high school. She made us Easter baskets and in my friend’s she put a positive pregnancy test. We both didn’t even realize: 1) It wasn’t Easter and 2) It was April Fools’ Day. - Amie Maberry
    • I’m thinking of putting sliced chicken bouillon cubes in the shower head, so my husband smells like chicken after a shower. - Amie Maberry
    • My dad, when I was about 11, pulled a joke on me by making himself bloody with ketchup. - Silke Ddonnelly
    • When I was in high school, the boys got a wound-up mouse and put it in an area where they knew all the girls where. We ran around screaming for five minutes before they came back to tell us it was fake. - Silke Ddonnelly 

    Think you can beat their pranks? You can submit your entry until 4/10/2011. The winner will be announced later that week! 

    Winner will be chosen by CookiesKids.com staff and will be contacted via Facebook with information on how to redeem their prize.

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  2. April Fools’ Day Recipe: Fakin’ and Eggs

    From Family Fun Magazine:

    This Friday, April Fools’ Day, trick your family with a tiny breakfast that’s really a cleverly disguised dessert.

    Ingredients:

    For the eggs:

    • 3 tablespoons white chocolate chips
    • 12 yellow M&M

    For the Fakin’:

    • 1 square caramel
    • 1 Tootsie Roll Midgee

    Instructions:

    For the eggs: 

    • Melt the white chocolate chips according to the package directions. Transfer the melted chocolate to a ziplock bag and snip off a corner.
    • Squeeze nickel-size portions of the chocolate onto a sheet of waxed paper, then gently press a yellow M&M, letter side down, into the center of each. Let the candies cool. Makes 12 eggs.

    For the Fakin’: 

    • Remove the wrapping from a square caramel and a Tootsie Roll Midgee. Microwave the candies for 4 seconds to make them soft. Use your thumb and forefinger to slightly flatten each candy piece, then press them together.

    • Halve the candy, then stack and press the pieces into alternating layers.

    • Slice a 1/4-inch-wide piece from the stack. Pinch and stretch the piece lengthwise into a flat bacon strip, then cut it in half. Add ripples to each half by gently bending the edges. Makes 3 strips (6 pieces).

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    Yum! Do you have any family April Fools’ Day pranks or traditions?