“April Fools” Spill – #TBCCrafters (03/27/14) 7

April Fools’ Spill” #TBCCrafters Hop

So Tuesday is April Fool’s Day.   April Fools’ Day is celebrated every year on the 1st. It’s not a national holiday, but is widely recognized and celebrated in various countries as a day when people play practical jokes and hoaxes on each other.  Did you know that in Italy, France and Belgium, children and adults traditionally tack paper fishes on each other’s back as a trick and shout “April fish!” in their local languages?  Crazy, huh?

The earliest recorded association between April 1st and foolishness, is an ambiguous reference in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales (1392).  Many writers suggest that the restoration of January 1 by Pope Gregory XIII as New Year’s Day of the Gregorian Calendar in the 16th century was responsible for the creation of the holiday, sometimes questioned for earlier references.

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I usually always try to do something fun for my family, is there anything that you do?  You’ve heard the norms of the Saran Wrap on the doorway and the nozzle of the sink left on with a rubber band for that surprise when they use the sink?  Well, I saw this one on Martha Stewart‘s site and thought it would be fun to try out and use on my husband and my son….ssshhh….don’t tell!!

I hope you like it!! Have a blessed day, and please be sure to comment on and share this #TBCCrafters craft!!

April Fools’ Spill” Craft

Materials/Tools Needed: 

  • White Glue
  • Puff Paint (White or Brown)
  • Paint (Coffee Colored)
  • Old Coffee Mug
  • Parchment Paper
  • Cookie Sheet
  • & Time!



Start by mixing 1/4 cup of white glue, 2 T of the puff paint, and 1 T of your coffee-colored paint.




Place an old mug on a parchment-lined cookie sheet; drizzle the “spill” in and around mug.


Use a spoon to flatten the mixture out and make it as even as you can – it will settle on it’s own, so it doesn’t have to be perfect.


When the mixture is dry to the touch (might take up to 4 days), gently peel away the parchment paper; then let the paint dry completely, which takes about 24 more hours or so.  The times depend on the temperature you store them at, if it’s dry, etc.

Now, put it somewhere to fake out your family or friends and enjoy the laughs that you get from it.


I sure hope you like it!  Please take a minute to leave me a comment and let me know what you would do different, or what you would add, etc.  Be sure to tweet, pin, share, etc. – thanks!!


“Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge.” –Psalm 62:8

All pictures and text are my own and have not been copied in any way.  I, Jamie Tomkins, own and operate Tiger Strypes Blog located at www.TigerStrypes.com. From time to time you’ll hear about my real life experiences or creations with products and/or services from companies and individuals. Let it be known that I have no affiliation with these said companies, and have not received compensation for reviewing or using their service/product. The information that I give regarding the product/service is based off my own personal experience, I do not guarantee that your experience will be the same.





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Shana Sutton
9 years ago

ha! i love this! very funny!!!!! #SCBH2015

Rose Powell
10 years ago

Ha, that’s cool, might have to do that as a reminder when things aren’t cleaned up properly! hah aha

10 years ago

This is funny. I think I’ll try it at work!

tara pittman
10 years ago

Love it! I need to make this to fool my hubby

Dawn Pruitt
10 years ago

How fun! I think I will try this, the hubs will surely fall for it! lol

Ellen Christian (@ellenblogs)

That is so cute. What a fun joke for April Fools’ Day.