In what other profession can you come to school with a sock on your arm (made to appear like a cast!) and fool everyone into thinking that you broke your bone???
I was reading the April issue of Family Fun magazine, where there were a ton of cute ideas for April Fool’s day pranks. Even though April Fool’s Day is on Sunday, I could not resist this cute April Fool’s Day prank!
I followed the directions step by step- covered two paper towel rolls with plastic baggies and plastic wrap to create the cast form, slid the tube sock over the form, and covered it with glue. For more detailed direction, click here.
When the students walked into class this morning, they were immediately asking what happened to my arm. I tragically explained that while walking my dog yesterday night, I fell into a crack on the sidewalk and broke my wrist. If only my shoe laces were tied!!! I had to be rushed to the emergency room where the doctors immediately took an X-ray and put my arm in a cast.
My fan club was very sympathetic and signed my cast with their well wishes. They were very careful not to press down too much on my sock cast. Anybody who thought that my cast was fake sure changed their mind when they went to go sign it- “Oh yeah, this feels exactly like how my cast did” or “Wow, you must be in a lot of pain with this cast on.”
I got lots of hugs, cards, and letters. Some of the other teachers even thought my cast was real! (And I am NOT fooling with that one!!!)
After lunch, I broke the news to my students, Happy (EARLY!) April Fool’s Day!!!! There were lots of confused looks until I took the cast (sock!) off my arm! They couldn’t believe it!!! They really were shocked! I showed them the article in the magazine and explained how I made the cast- they were very impressed!
I even kept my cast for a souvenir!
All you moms and dads out there- maybe you can get out some housework and weekend chores by this cute little prank!
Have a great weekend and Happy April Fool’s Day!