How to Make a Spilled Drink Gag

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Maybe mom and dad just purchased new living room furniture over which they obsess. Maybe it happens to be April Fool's Day. Or maybe you are just feeling a bit mischievous. Whatever the reason or occasion, a fake spilled drink gag is a fun and harmless prank that is easy for kids, or kids-at-heart, to make and execute.

Things You'll Need

  • 9-inch by 11-inch waxed paper
  • Cookie sheet
  • Disposable coffee cup
  • 1/4 cup white Elmer's school glue
  • 1/4 cup brown acrylic craft paint
  • 1 stir stick
  • Center the waxed paper on a cookie sheet and set it aside.

  • Pour approximately 1/4 cup of Elmer's glue in a disposable coffee cup.

  • Stir in approximately 1/4 cup brown paint until it is a uniform brown color.

  • Tip the cup over onto its side on the waxed paper. Position the cup in such a way as to ensure the spill remains on the waxed paper. Allow the contents to "spill" naturally.

  • Arrange the stir stick in the spill and allow the spill to dry completely, undisturbed, for a week.

  • Peel away the waxed paper.

Tips & Warnings

  • For added authenticity, embed a used sugar packet or creamer tub in the spill while it is still wet.
  • Exact measurements are not necessary for the spill, so there is no need to dirty a measuring cup.
  • Prevent a real mess -- make sure the gag spill is completely dry before using it.

References

  • Photo Credit Thinkstock Images/Comstock/Getty Images
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