How to Draw an April Fools Day Surprise

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April Fools! Are you looking to trick your friends this year on April 1st? You can learn how to draw an April Fool's Day surprise.

What is April Fool's Day? It is a social custom celebrated on the first day of April. In some places, it is called All Fools' Day. Its origins are unknown, but it has been celebrated for centuries.

How do you celebrate April Fool's Day? It is a day of practical jokes, such as telling your friends that their shoelaces are untied when they are not, or sending them on a "fool's errand" - a task with no point or that cannot be completed.

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Then you shout, "April fools!" to let them know that they have fallen for your trick.

Sometimes, companies trick many people at once for April Fool's day. In 1957, for example, the BBC produced a documentary showing people harvesting spaghetti from trees, and people believed it. But there is no such thing as a spaghetti tree!

This April Fool's Day surprise is in the form of a Jack-in-the-box. A Jack-in-the-box is a music box toy with a crank. A doll inside pops out unexpectedly, startling the user.

Never fear! It's no joke that you can draw an April Fool's Day greeting!

If you liked this tutorial, see also the following drawing guides: The Scream Mask, Voodoo Doll, and Poop Emoji.

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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing an April Fool's Day Surprise

April Fools Day Surprise drawing - step 1
How to Draw April Fools Day Surprise: Step 1

1. Begin by drawing the jester's head and hat. First, draw a pair of curved lines, and connect them on each end. This is the brim of the hat. Below the brim, draw a long curved line to enclose the round face. Above the brim, draw three overlapping triangles using curved lines. Draw a circle at the tip of each to indicate the bells or pompoms.

April Fools Day Surprise drawing - step 2
How to Draw April Fools Day Surprise: Step 2

2. Draw the face. Use an oval for the nose and thick curved lines for the closed eyelids, eyebrows, mouth, and corner of the mouth. Extend a curved line from the mouth and double it back upon itself to outline the tongue. Draw a curved line down the center of the tongue.

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April Fools Day Surprise drawing - step 3
How to Draw April Fools Day Surprise: Step 3

3. Use curved lines to enclose a rectangular shape below the jester's face. On it, write the words "APRIL FOOLS."

April Fools Day Surprise drawing - step 4
How to Draw April Fools Day Surprise: Step 4

4. Use straight lines to enclose a partial rectangle around the "APRIL FOOLS" sign. This forms the open top of the box. Then, draw the spring that supports the jester's head. Use parallel curved lines that wrap around in a spiral shape.

April Fools Day Surprise drawing - step 5
How to Draw April Fools Day Surprise: Step 5

5. Use straight lines to draw a rectangle shape below the "APRIL FOOLS" sign. This is the front of the box. Extend another straight line to form the bottom of the remaining side.

April Fools Day Surprise drawing - step 6
How to Draw April Fools Day Surprise: Step 6

6. Draw a rectangle along the incomplete side of the box, and a triangle on the opposite side. These are the flaps or lid of the open box.

April Fools Day Surprise drawing - step 7
How to Draw April Fools Day Surprise: Step 7

7. Draw a star on the front of the box. Then, draw a small rectangle at the top of the "APRIL FOOLS" sign. This forms a piece of sticky tape, attaching the sign to the Jack-in-the-box.

April Fools Day Surprise drawing - step 8
How to Draw April Fools Day Surprise: Step 8

8. Draw streamers erupting from the box. For each streamer, draw a pair of curved lines and connect them at each end.

April Fools Day Surprise drawing - step 9
How to Draw April Fools Day Surprise: Step 9

9. Draw confetti falling on your friend. For each piece of paper confetti, draw a small triangle.

Complete April Fools Day Surprise drawing
How to Draw April Fools Day Surprise: Step 10

Color your April Fools Day cartoon.

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