There are a few main approaches to the perfect college dorm prank. The best strategy may be to pick a specific category and fill in the details based on who's getting pranked.
To pull the perfect dorm prank, focus on one of the following prank categories.
- Filling a Room
- Using Duct Tape
- Moving Furniture
- Wrapping and Covering
- Blocking a Doorway
This prank works by filling a small space such as a dorm room with a lot of something. Depending on how cruel the prankers want to be, this can be something extremely difficult to clean up that will leave a lasting impression, like greasy movie theater popcorn, or it can be something easier, like balloons.
Duct tape is strong, meaning it can be used for almost any prank project, from taping up someone's furniture to a wall or ceiling to replacing a roommate's bedding with sheets and pillows fashioned out of tape.
Moving someone's entire room into a different room can be a diabolically simple and clever prank. This is a good act of revenge that doesn't involve any property damage.
There are several different ways to do this one. Pranksters can cover every item in a dorm room, including books and furniture, with wrapping paper, newspaper, tin foil or saran wrap. Not only does it have a big visual impact, but it takes forever to clean up.
This is a particularly good prank to pull while someone is still in their room. Tape a bunch of half-full cups of water up against the door. Just make sure the door opens inward before getting started.