Blindfold Pranks

Written By Andrew Short

I have a Masters of Disability Studies. I write about blindfold sensory games and activities as a person living with cerebal palsy. This includes creating my own blindfold games and investigating ways in which it helps develop the five senses.  

Blindfold Pranks

Blind Joy Riding

Blindfold a friend at an amusement park. Take them on rides without letting them see but don’t force them in anything scary. So before blindfolding them ask if you can challenge their fears of heights. Let them remove their blindfold at any time. Take age into consideration with the little ones let them pick the ride before being blindfolded. For mid-teens make it a surprise don’t tell them the ride or let them.

Tricky Tastes

Blindfold your child and hold a piece of fruit under their nose. Feed them a piece of another fruit. Can they tell what they are eating?

Cuddle your bunny darling

Buy your child a pet bunny. Blindfold your child and say “come and cuddle your bunny darling”, hope your child will be thinking of their stuffed bunny. Spin them around and take them to their room. Pass them any cuddly toy that isn’t their bunny, can they tell what they are. Now say “that’s right mummy put your bunny in the garden”. Take your child to the garden and put the pet bunny in their lap.


Blind textures

Sit the kids in the kitchen and have some bowls covered with a tea towel with cooked pasta, jelly, playdoh and or other messy textures. Point to the bowls and say “mummy has some messy textures for you to feel some are nasty”. Then go to the draw and say “this is actually quite bad for you. because mummy has some blindfolds”, reaching in the draw for tea towels. “Ok kids enough with the small talk, time to be blindfolded”, and blindfold them, if you want, use safety pins if you want to remove their ability to pull down their blindfolds. When you ensure only you can see ask quiz questions and at the end of each around the loser has to feel a messy texture. But don’t tell them the score just say “ok kids hold out your hands, one of you has a nasty surprise”. Place the bowl in front of the loser.

If you really want to be nasty go through round 1 and blindfold them saying “the loser has a nasty surprise” then remove a tea towel to reveal some cloths and say “mummy almost forgot the blindfolds, close your eyes kids” as you blindfold them. Sometimes hold out a bowl of water to keep everyone guessing.

Probably not a good one for the little ones, only try this with those that want to be blindfolded. Removing someone’s ability to pull down their blindfold should only be with their permission in a safe context where you reassure them that their blindfold will be removed at the first sign of panic, parental guidance is needed.

Sandwich Hunt

Aave pieces of bread with different topping and blindfold children around a table. Tell them to start eating until they find a particular topping buried at the bottom. The trick is, you remove the blindfolds from all but one player, everybody can watch him searching on his own.

Where Is The Tea Towel?

Ask someone to close their eyes and blindfold them with a tea towel. Give them a basket of clean washing without a tea towel. Ask them to find the tea towel. How long until they realize the tea towel is their blindfold.

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