40+ Funny Pranks To Do On Brother

If you are fed up with being constantly outsmarted by your brother, you might want to retaliate and give him a taste of his own medicine. Your search for some pranks to do with your brother ends here. Pranking is a great way to bond with your brother.

Brothers can be quite annoying, and they don’t spare a chance to humiliate you. While a pillow fight and a tickle fight can put things right, there is always a chance of playing pranks on your brother to level things up. However, your prank should be enjoyable and shouldn’t hurt his feelings. Here are some fun pranks to pull on your brother and create some beautiful memories to cherish in the future.

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40+ Pranks To Play On Your Brother

1. Pesky pizza

Creepy pranks to do on your brother

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Pizzas come with various toppings, but cockroaches are not one of them. For this mischief, order a pizza for your brother with his favorite toppings. Unpack the box and place a fake cockroach or a fake spider on the pizza. If your brother is scared of creepy crawlers and he finds a cockroach or spider sticking out of his pizza, you will enjoy his reaction. Keep the camera ready to capture the moment.

2. Sneeze scare

Dip your fingers into the water and place them on your hand when you’re ready to strike. Then sneeze and flick the water onto your brother. This prank can elicit a shriek out of him, especially if he is hygiene conscious.

3. Toothpaste trick

Add food coloring, preferably red, to the toothpaste tube. Your brother will be surprised to discover his teeth scarlet when he brushes. You can even take a handful of Oreos, remove the filling, and put white toothpaste inside. But after this, be ready for the consequences.

4. Mouse trap

Make your way over to your brother’s computer when he’s not using it. Select “mouse controls” from the settings or system options menu. Set the mouse tracking speed to the slowest setting feasible. You could even use a piece of tape to block the sensor on his computer mouse.

5. Tear jerker

No-tear toilet paper, prank to do on your brother

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Use no-tear toilet paper instead of conventional toilet paper. While it may appear to be a regular roll of toilet paper, it cannot be ripped or torn. So, when it’s finally time for your brother to peel off a couple of sheets, the fun begins.

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If your brother is dating someone, this prank is a must-try! When you next see her, say, ‘Hi ____(some name other than hers), my brother keeps talking about you.’ Now watch your brother go bonkers when she starts questioning him.

6. Gas chamber

When your brother walks by or works on his computer, use a fart device to simulate loud farts. Enact as if you are making the noise. Keep doing the same a few times and record his reactions. This surprise attack will keep those reactions coming.

7. Egg-centric

Dip a raw egg into the chocolate fondue. Allow the chocolate to dry on the egg by placing it on a paper towel. Serve the eggs wrapped in colorful aluminum plastic wrap. The crunch will be egg-centric. You could hide these eggs in a scavenger hunt too.

8. Weird sound

Who wouldn’t be frightened to hear strange noises coming from beneath their bed? You can keep an MP3 recording of a hissing rattlesnake, croaking frog, howling wolf, shrieking bat, or banging door under your brother’s bed. Fake alien sounds also work well. Your brother will jump out of bed as a result of these prank noises.

9. Salted cookie

Salted cookie, prank to do on your brother

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This is a food fight that is bound to irritate your brother the most. Instead of sugar, add salt to a batch of baked cookies. Decoratively pack the cookies in tins or arrange them on a dish. Place the plate on the table. Remember to keep a camera ready to catch your brother’s expressions as he bites into a cookie.

10. Dye to laugh

Purchase a bottle of colored dye. Add it to the showerhead or shampoo bottle. Wait for your brother’s shower to finish. You can enjoy his scream and his look when he comes out of the bathroom, blue from head to toe. Take a picture of him and share it on social media for more fun.

11. Blowhorn

Use duct tape, secure the bottom end of a blow horn to the wall behind a door. The horn will activate when the door hits the wall. The sound will startle your brother, and his reaction will let you have fun.

12. Caramel shallot

Insert a wooden stick into the onions. Dip the onions in the caramel fondue and set them aside to dry. Serve caramel onions to your brother and find them cracking with this delectable treat.

13. Bugging way

Picture your brother’s horror when he pulls back the covers to find a swarm of bugs. Hide the plastic bugs in drawers and behind pillows, and ask him to find your lost phone. Once he finds fake bugs flying out of drawers and from the pillows, you can enjoy his frightening sight. However, if your brother is too scared of crawlers and insects, avoid this prank.

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Here’s another witty prank idea. Continue to stare at a wall, then nod your head and, to make things even creepier, start talking as if someone is speaking to you! Again, be careful not to break the suspense.

14. Shoe surprise

The shoes don’t fit, a prank to play on your brother

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Another way to prank your brother is by making him believe that his feet are growing faster. To block your brother’s feet from fitting inside his shoes, fill them with socks, a handful of cotton balls, or tissue paper. As your brother tries to put on his shoes, he will wonder why the shoes don’t fit.

15. Maze of folders

When your brother is away, access his computer. Log in and conceal his documents in a tangle of folders. Replace the content of duplicate copies of the original file, making it impossible to find the correct one. When your brother tries to find documents, you can enjoy watching him.

16. Gleeful glue

Take a small amount of dry glue and attach it to the cap of your brother’s shampoo, deodorant, or shower gel. The next time your brother tries to open, it will be a nightmare. He’ll have no idea why the bottle won’t open.

17. Soap opera

On a new bar of soap, apply a coat of nail polish. Before keeping it in the bathroom, let it dry. He’ll be perplexed because the polish prevents the soap from lathering. Ensure there’s no other soap in the shower.

18. Sneaky snake

A fake rubber snake is amusing in any part of the house, but not in the toilet. You can tuck the head of a fake snake towards the toilet drain or hide it in the toilet bowl. Watch your brother’s response when he screams for help.

19. No battery

Switch the television to your preferred channel and then turn it off. Remove the batteries from the remote control to make it difficult for your brother to operate the television. It’ll be hilarious to watch your brother stressing out.

20. Fan of joy

The ceiling fan, an often-overlooked appliance, can be a perfect muse for pranks. When your brother is away, place confetti on the top of the ceiling fan blades. As he flips the switch to turn on the fan, confetti will shower on him. You can sneakily slip some non-sharp objects into the fan’s paddles and enjoy the fun when they scatter.

21. Bubble surprise

Bubble wrap prank to do on your brother

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Put bubble wrap under the runner in your brother’s room or bathmat to give him a nasty surprise when he steps on it. Nothing beats a loud, unexpected noise to startle your brother. These tiny sheets of plastic air pockets may appear innocuous, but when placed under a mat, they generate a loud noise.

22. Doorway trap

Stick a clear plastic wrap across his door frame at his chest height. Ensure it is stretched enough to make it taut so it does not tear easily. When your brother walks into his room, he will be surprised to be hit by an invisible force before realizing your trick.

23. Alarm prank

This one will require you to stay up late at night. When your brother is asleep, change his alarm time and put it on some odd hour. You may do it once or several days until he starts wondering what is wrong with his phone. You can even hide his phone so he is left frustrated searching for it in the middle of the night.

24. Cream seat

Spread some shaving cream on your brother’s toilet seat. He will be in for a slippery surprise when he uses the washroom. You can also use clear petroleum jelly or any colorless gel. Too bad you may not be able to witness it, but you can surely wait out of his room to hear him scream in surprise.

25. Sticky note trouble

Write silly jokes or random lines on sticky notes and paste them on your brother’s laptop, mirror, or any frequently used item. It will be a pain for him to remove them. Be prepared to hear him scream in frustration. If possible, use different colored sticky notes to make it look colorful.

26. Water balloon in the mail

Water balloon in the mail

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Stuff your empty mailbox with water balloons and ask your brother to get the letters from the mailbox. When he opens the box, he will be in for a surprise. Try not to laugh too hard when he falls for the trick.

27. The disappearing ink

Buy some disappearing ink. When your brother is about to step out for college or work, pretend to accidentally spill ink from a pen on his shirt. When he sees the stain, he will be belligerent. Pretend to be apologetic until the stain disappears.

28. Shower prank

Cover the spray head of your brother’s shower with plastic. He will be left turning the tap, wondering why the water won’t come out. Try not to laugh too hard when he comes running out complaining about the non-functioning shower.

29. Tape on shoes

This one will be fun to watch. It is quite simple. Tape your brother’s shoes to the ground. When he wears them and tries to walk in them, he cannot move. Ensure the tape or glue you use is not too adhesive that it ruins his shoes.

30. Shaving cream prank

Cover your brother’s razor with shaving cream. When he goes to shave, he will be surprised to find the cream on his hand. Remember to do it right before you know he will be shaving, or else you may not be able to witness the fun.

31. Room upside down

In his absence, turn his entire room upside down, from his mattress to the posters on his wall. This is hard work from your end, but his reaction will make the effort worthwhile.

32. Leaky faucet

Stick clear tape under the faucet so that when your brother uses it, it sprays water all over him. Ensure you do this when he is at home and not leaving for important work.

33. Fake fortune

Fake fortune

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Replace the real fortune written inside a fortune cookie with some absurd prediction or message. Catch his reaction of shock and surprise live as he reads a funny prediction, such as his head turning red in the next 24 hours.

34. Echo trouble

Place multiple speakers in his room and play different music on each one. It will be fun to see him jumping from one speaker to another, trying to shut it up. To make it more funny, play the songs he dislikes the most.

35. Photo swap

This one is simple. Replace the photos in the photo frames in his room with some weird images. You can create his funny animated version and use it to replace the original images. You can even use funny animal images to make him laugh.

36. A love message

When your brother is asleep, sneak into his room and write a funny line on his palm, such as ‘I love my neighbor.’ If you are more adventurous, you can use a washable marker to create a fake mustache on his face. When he wakes up, he will ‘love’ his new look.

37. Wet washcloth

Another prank on your sleeping brother. Place a damp cloth on his face or pocket when he is asleep. He will wake up not just refreshed but also confused. When he comes asking about it, pretend not to know anything.

38. Food prank

Tell your brother his food is ready and kept on the dining table. He will come looking for it but won’t find any food. Keep insisting that the food is right there, so he continues to look for it. Then, tell him to look for it in the kitchen; when he leaves, quickly place his food on the dining table. Enjoy seeing him frustrated.

39. Fake mail

From a fake account, send your brother fake mail from some official department to notify him about breaking some law. He will be shocked to see him being blamed for something he did not do. Enjoy his confusion for a while before finally revealing the truth.

40. Doorbell prank

When your brother expects a delivery, ring the doorbell and run away. He will answer the doorbell expectantly and will find no one at the door. Repeat it a couple of times without getting caught.

41. Fake parking ticket

Fake parking ticket

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Print a fake parking ticket that looks as real as possible. Leave it on the windshield of your brother’s car even when he has parked in a proper parking spot. He will be confused to see a parking ticket for no reason.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How can I prank my brother without getting into trouble?

Pulling pranks and jokes that are fun and enjoyable, and do not involve physical harm or injury, like bubble surprise and fan of joy, can keep you out of trouble.

2. What are some classic pranks to play on siblings?

Tearjerker, Dye to laugh, classic fake hand under the pillow, hide and seek, and sneaky snake are some classic pranks to pull on siblings.

3. What are some easy pranks to play on my brother?

No battery, switching food from two different containers, weird sounds, and gas chamber are a few pranks that are easy to pull on your brother. You could also hide his stuff or place a fake phone call to prank him.

4. What are some funny pranks to play on my brother?

Pesky pizza, Toothpaste trick, leaving a fake parking ticket on his car, and sneeze scare are some laughter-inducing pranks to play on your brother.

5. What are some creative pranks to play on my brother?

Filling your brother’s bedroom with balloons when he is out, replacing salt in the shaker with sugar, changing time forward or backward on all the clocks in the house, and sewing your brother’s socks halfway shut are some practical jokes that can elicit interesting reactions.

6. What are some pranks to play on my brother when he’s sleeping?

Giving your brother’s bedroom a complete makeover when he is fast asleep, dressing up like a fake ghost or a fake monster to haunt your brother’s bedroom, slotting your brother’s phone in a dry water bottle before the alarm goes off and gently painting their face with makeup are some fun pranks to play when your brother is sleeping.

A little harmless prank doesn’t hurt anyone. If you want to get back at your brother for ordering you around and teasing you, here are some funny pranks to do on your brother. Mess with his food or belongings and use your creativity and cunningness. However, keep in mind that pranks are meant to amuse both persons. Ensure that you consider safety and smartly carry out your plan without damaging any property or hurting anyone that could put you in trouble.

Infographic: What To Do And What Not To Do While Pulling A Prank

Pulling a prank on someone is always a fun experience. But, the preparations for pulling a prank on a family member differ from those of pulling a prank on friends. Thus, there are certain dos and don’ts that you need to be aware of while pulling a prank on your brother. We have prepared the following infographic to help you remember those essential points.

dos and don'ts of pranking siblings (infographic)

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Key Pointers

  • Toothpaste trick is one of the best pranks for siblings where you add the food coloring to the toothpaste tube.
  • It’s never too old to startle your siblings with a blowhorn.
  • Playing a prank on your brother with a rubber snake is always fun.
  • As you scroll, you’ll find plenty of prank ideas, including soap operas, gas chambers, bubble surprises, and many more.
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Indulge in laughter with a side-splitting video showcasing 7 ingenious pranks to play on your younger brother. Brace yourself for an uproarious time as creativity meets humor in these pranks!

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Siddharth Kesiraju

Siddharth KesirajuMA, Certification in Relationship Coaching

Siddharth holds a certification in Relationship Coaching and a masters degree in communication and journalism from the University of Hyderabad. He has around seven years of experience in various fields of writing and editing. As an associate editor at MomJunction, Siddharth writes on Relationship and edits the writers' articles to meet the website's editorial standards. Previously, he worked in the...read full bio