Check out some of the Weird or Wonderful things you can try these holidays to keep you busy!
THE BIG SNEEZE
Want to know how to pull off a big sneeze without the
Holding a spoon in your mouth ….with the handkerchief over
top….when you “pretend” sneeze… simply move the spoon under the handkerchief so
it looks like you have done a hugeeeeee sneeze! Easy!
BOOBY TRAP DRINKS
- Use a
needle to make a hole in the center of your Mentos. You can tap down the head
of the needle with a spoon to make it easier
- Use your
needle to thread a length of dental floss through the hole
- Tie off
the end so the Mentos dangles from the thread
- Open a
bottle of diet fizzy and hand the Mentos just inside the cap
- Screw the
cap back on tight and trim the dental floss so you can’t see any of it from the
Now you just
need to pass the bottle on to your unsuspecting victim to open!
- One person has their feet on the ground
- Place a stool behind the first person
- Second person stands on stool
- Drape a blanket in front of the first person to hide them
Now it looks like you’ve got one super tall person!
- Place a paper bag on top of a stool
- Have a smaller seat hidden behind the stool
- Get your dog to sit on the smaller seat so their head pops
up over the bag
- Now hold your dog’s head
Finished product looks like your dog’s head is being lifted
out of the bag
HOW TO BE A STICKPOCKET
You’ve heard of pickpockets
– people who take stuff out of your pockets…..WOW is introducing
Stickpockets….people who put things into people’s pockets! The trick....wait
till your friend is distracted….on the phone is perfect…. slip something
awesome into their pocket and watch their amazed face when they find it. Stickpocketing is awesome!
ONE PERSON PIGGY BACK
Step 1. Put a pair of shorts on and pull them up
to your knees – pin them there.
Step 2. Put on a big old sweatshirt and pull it
down to your waist. Stuff the sleeves with crumpled newspaper and then do the
same with some pants.
Step 3. Hold the fake legs in front of yours and
use a belt to keep them in place above your hips – pin a shoe at the bottom of
each pant leg.
Step 4. Pull the shoes and legs up and pin them
one shoe on the outside of each knee.
Step 5. Pull the stuffed sweat shirt sleeves over
the fake legs and pin into place on the front of the sweatshirt.
Step 6. Stuff a paper bag with newspaper – put it
in a cap and pin it on your front to make a head.
Step 7. Put on a jacket to hide your weird
ORANGE PEEL DENTURES
Step 1. Cut your orange into quarters – don’t
worry, it won’t hurt it.
Step 2. Peel your orange quarter.
Step 3. Trim the points off the peel for maximum
Step 4. Make teeth by cutting lines in the peel.
Step 5. Pop them in your mouth and hey presto.
BASKETBALL EGG LAUNCH
Hold an egg on top of a basketball.
Let both of them drop.
When the basketball hits the ground, it
should transfer all of the momentum that it would usually use to bounce, into
our little egg.
Which means our little egg should go
flying sky high!
HOW TO TAKE YOUR
UNDIES OFF WITHOUT TAKING OFF YOUR PANTS:
Push your undies down to your knee.
Reach up and grab them.
Stretch them down.
Stick your foot through the leg hole.
Reach down and grab your undies.
Pull them up and push them down other leg.
Reach up and grab them and pull them off.
Here's how to make fake bird poo for a sweet prank!
WHAT YOU NEED:
- PVA glue
- Actual dirt
- Yellow powder paint
- Baking paper
- Double sided tape
WHAT TO DO:
1. Mix a little yellow
powder paint up with some PVA glue.
2. ‘Spill’ out some of
the mixture onto a piece of baking paper.
3. Sprinkle on some
dirt from the garden.
4. Leave it to dry.
5. Cut it out and stick
some double sided tape to the back.
6. Leave it anywhere
you like and freak out your mates.
person lies on their back with their legs up and the other person sits down on
the back of their thighs so that the bottom person is the chair.
on your knees and push over to the side so your legs angle out towards the
right. Put one hand in between your legs and the other by your left hip. Lay
your palms flat and stretch your arms out straight so your legs lift up off the
person lies on their back with their legs bent above them. The other person
lies with their tummy/hips on the first person’s feet. Hold hands. Slowly the
person lying down needs to stretch out their legs and arms until the person is
balancing in the air. When you are sure you are evenly balanced let go of each
HOW TO TAKE
This is a
really easy trick to pull off with a mate and makes for some funny cellphone
Here’s how to
achieve a headless photo.
You’ll need a
couch or something to hide behind, and one of you will need to be wearing a
The person in
the collared shirt is the body.They
should pop their collar up and sit behind the couch with their head bent as far
forward as possible so that you can see it past the shirt collar and they look
like they don’t have a head at all.
Then the person
who is going to be the head needs to rest their chin on the back of the
couch.Now it’s time to snap away and
get some funny headless pics!
HOW TO PUT YOUR
really how to put your eye out… but how to make it look like you have!This is a good trick to play in front of your
friends.It’s a bit messy though so best
to try outdoors or at the table.
You’ll need a
small cream container – the kind you sometimes get with takeaway coffee and
tea.When your friend isn’t looking,
poke a small hole in the lid, or peel the lid back just a tiny bit.Conceal it under your hand and make a fist
but don’t let any milk leak out yet!
complaining about how your eye is really sore… or you feel like there’s
something stuck in there… Then lift up your fist and start rubbing your eye…
say it’s super sore… and then… squeeze the cream container so that the milk
drips out everywhere and totally freaks out your friend!!
is the art of smiling nicely for a photo – then just as the flash goes off,
changing your pose to something crazy or unexpected!
This can be
taken next level with some strategically placed drawings on your hands or
fingers.Here are some ideas:
Frankenstein bolts on the backs of your hands.Then as the flash goes off, make your hands into fists, hold them up to
the side of your head and pull a zombie face.
Draw a little
curly moutstache on the side of your finger and hold it up just under your nose
as the flash goes off.
monster teeth along the side of your finger and hold it up under your top lip
as the flash goes off.
If you come up
with some more cool photo punking ideas of your own, send us a pic!
HOW TO TAKE
PICTURES OF TINY PEOPLE
Here’s how to
set up a photo so it looks like you’re holding a tiny version of your bestie in
the palm of your hand…
First up you’ll
need a good background and lots of space.A big grassy hill is perfect.
photographer face towards the hill.You
should be standing closer to the photographer and your bestie should be
standing further up the hill.Hold the
palm of your hand up, nice and flat, and get the photographer to direct you and
your bestie until you have the perfect positioning to look like you’re holding
your bestie in your hand.Here are some
#1 – The palm
of your hand needs to be perfectly flat:
#2 – The palm
of your hand should appear to be touching the other persons feet with no gaps!
nailed those basics you can play around with perspective a bit and come up with
all sorts of crazy pics!
HOW TO APPLE
PIE A BED
is short sheeting a bed – which means that when the person tries to jump into
bed, their feet will only go halfway down – hilarious!Here’s how it’s done…
First, take the
duvet off the bed and pop it to the side.
Untuck the flat
sheet from the end of the bed.Fold it
underneath itself so that it’s folded back to about halfway up the bed.
Then tuck it in
nice and tight on both sides of the bed.Fold the top of the sheet over nicely so the bed looks perfectly made
from the top.
Then pop the
duvet back over the bed and smooth it out so the bed looks nice and cozy and
inviting. Give the pillows a fluff for extra points.
HOW TO MAKE
YOUR BED WHILE YOU’RE STILL IN IT
it’s hard to get up in the morning – you want to maximize your time in bed but
there’s heaps to do to get ready in the mornings. Well, now you can cross
making your bed off the list before you even get up and here’s how:
still in bed, fold the duvet back so you can straighten the sheets
underneath.Lie very straight, and shake
and fluff the sheets out until they’re nice and straight.Then fold your sheet back nicely.Next, fluff out the duvet until it’s nice and
straight too.Next comes the tricky part
– you need to very carefully slide out the top without messing up your nicely
straightened bedding.Once you’re out,
give your pillows a quick fluff and you’re done!
HOW TO CLONK
YOUR HEAD ON A WALL
This trick is
the perfect addition once you’ve mastered the fake trip trick we taught you on
W.O.W last week. Start this
trick off with a fake trip.
you’ve finished the trip, stagger towards a wall… just before you walk straight
into it, kick it loudly with your foot and bounce back, holding your forehead
Practise a few
times to get your timing right and make it look convincing, and you’ll have
your friends in stitches!
HOW TO PRETEND YOUR
WALKING DOWN STAIRS
Here’s a trick
to crack people up.All you need is a
couch or other long piece of furniture to do this behind, and a little bit of
practice, and you’re set!
If you want to
convincingly pretend walk down stairs, start behind one end of the couch and
walk forward, bending your knees to get a little lower with each step like
you’re walking downstairs.The key is to
keep your torso straight to make it look realistic – it’s all in the knees!
mastered the downstairs walk, you can branch out and try some new things!If you can get the movement
really smooth it’ll look like you’re going down an escalator.You can go straight down like you’re in an
elevator (remember to press pretend
buttons first for extra points) or even hold a pretend paddle and canoe behind
HOW TO HANG A
SPOON FROM YOUR NOSE
This is a tough
trick to master but once you’ve got it you can bust it out at any time and be
guaranteed to impress!Here’s how to
balance a spoon on your nose…
First you need
to breathe on the bowl of the spoon.Then lean your head way back and press the spoon onto your nose.Then very slowly and carefully bring your
head down until the spoon is hanging off your nose.
It will take a
lot of practice to perfect this one but once you’ve got it it’s a pretty sweet
HOW TO READ
YOUR PARENT’S MINDS
Here’s a clever
little trick to read your parents’ minds by asking them a few simple questions…
First – ask
them to think of a country starting with the letter ‘D’ – they’ll most likely
immediately think ‘Denmark’.
Then ask them
to take the last letter of that country, and think of an animal starting with
that letter – so they’ll take ‘K’ – and come up with ‘kangaroo’.
Last of all,
ask them to take the last letter of that animal, and come up with a fruit starting
with that letter – so they’ll take ‘O’ – and come up with ‘orange’.
This is where
you say – “you’re thinking… orange”.And
wow your parents with your amazing mind reading powers!
If you’re sick
of setting the table in the same old
boring “normal” way, then give this trick a try, and put your water glasses
half-filled plastic cup of water with a sheet of thick cardboard.Carefully, but quickly, flip it over and
place it on the table – speed matters here!Then slowly and carefully remove the paper by sliding it out from under
the glass – and you’re done!Now you can
sit back and wait for someone to try
and have a drink.
Here’s a cool
way to sent secret messages to your friends – with the help of a rubber band!
You need a
fairly thick rubber band (so you have enough room to write) and a marker pen.
rubber band out as far as you can (you could try stretching it over something
like a book so it stays in place for you to write) and write your message on.
Then when you
unstretch the rubber band, you’ll notice that the message can’t be read!
the secret rubber band message in the direction of your friend – and when they
stretch it out they’ll be able to read your secret message!
MAGIC TRICK THAT IS SOMEHOW STILL AWESOME!
honest… this magic trick is kinda lame.But it’s somehow still awesome.And it takes almost no time at all to master and will crack your friends
and family up.All you need is a glass
of water or milk, and a hat!
Put your glass
on the table.Then put your hat down on
top of it.Tell your friend that you can
make all of the water or milk in the glass disappear without touching the hat.
Wave your hands
over the hat – try to make it look magical.Say some magic words.Do whatever
you can to make it look convincing.Then
tell your friend to take a look – they’ll lift up the hat.
When they lift
the hat up – that’s your moment!Grab
the glass and drink it down!And you’ve
just made all of the contents of the glass disappear without touching the hat!
Kinda lame… but
somehow still awesome.
MAKE YOUR DOG
CATCH A YAWN
feeling a bit of school holiday boredom set in, here’s something that could
keep you entertained for a while – try and make your dog catch a yawn!
Sit down in
front of your dog – open your mouth really wide, and make yawning noises.
Keep going and
see if you can make your dog catch a yawn – Mon managed to make Teddy catch
Try it with
your other pets too, or even with people in your family – yawns can be really
HOW TO FAKE A
Use this trick
to crack up your friends and family!
Here’s how to
fake a trip:
Choose an object that you’re going to
trip over – maybe something that someone’s left on the floor like a
backpack.Take a couple of steps up to
the object you’re going to trip over – pretend you’re not looking or paying
attention, then let your right foot catch on the object like you’re giving it a
kick.Throw your body forwards and land
heavily on your right foot again… Add a couple of extra sways and stumbles as
you regather yourself + you’ll have everyone in stitches!
This is a great
prank to pull on your friend next time you’re having milkshakes.
You’ll need a
small foil packet of tomato sauce or ketchup (the kind you sometimes get with
hot chips), and a spare straw.
When you and your
friend are drinking milkshakes, wait until they need to leave for a
second. A good moment is if they need to
pop off to the bathroom.
You’ll need to
drink your own milkshake down super fast.Watch out for brain freeze!
Then, take your
ketchup packet, make a small hole in it and put the spare straw into the
ketchup packet in your empty milkshake cup and poke the straw through the
lid. Switch the ketchup milkshake cup
with your friends one and wait for them to come back…
When they take
a sip they’ll get a mouthful of tomato sauce!! Eewww!!
Then you should
give them their milkshake back – they’ll need to get the tomato sauce taste out
of their mouth.
This is a cool trick to snap some funny pics! Give yourself, or one of your mates an instant hairdo… here’s how…
You’ll need two people, one person should have short hair and one should have quite long hair.
Set up two chairs back to back and each person takes a seat.Then the person with long hair should flip their hair over the other person’s head.It may take a bit of styling and arranging to get the right look…
It’s a good idea to have a third person handy to help you with styling, and to be on hand snap a pic of your instant hairdo!Otherwise, use a mirror and try to snap a selfie.
WIGGLE YOUR EARS
Some people have the very cool talent of being able to wiggle their ears. If you are not one of those people… there is still a way to pull that trick off! And here’s how…
You’ll need two sticking plasters and some string.Attach a 15cm length of string to each of your ears using a sticking plaster.
Then tie the other end of the strings together, and attach them to a longer piece of string.Drop the string down the collar of your shirt.
Feed the string all the way down so it hangs out the bottom of your shirt.
Then, pull on the string to show off your amazing ability to wiggle your ears!