Monday, November 7, 2005

Prank 11: Creamed

This little prank can provide hilarious results as long as you don't mind getting shaving cream all over your coworker's stuff.


  • Time (low) - should only take a minute to place the can of shaving cream into your coworker's drawer.
  • Cost (low) - unless you are buying some fancy shaving cream, this shouldn't cost much more than a few dollars.
  • Risk (medium) - you will be causing shaving cream to cover the entire contents of one of your coworker's drawers, so make sure nothing in there that can be ruined is valuable.


  1. Buy a can of shaving cream.
  2. Freeze the can of shaving cream.
  3. Remove the bottom off the can of shaving cream while still frozen.
  4. Place the can of shaving cream in your coworker's drawer.
  5. Sit back and watch the fun.


As long as your coworker doesn't check the drawer right away, what should happen is an "exploding" can of shaving cream. It doesn't really explode, though it should expand enough to fill an entire drawer when it heats up. The shaving cream should cover everything, and if it's in there long enough, it will start oozing out since it can expand a lot. You should then get a great expression on your coworker's face when he or she opens the drawer. If your coworker doesn't go for the drawer by the end of the day, make sure you ask them if they have any paper clips, or pens, or whatever else you know they have in the drawer so that they'll open it up looking for it.

I would like to bring it up again that you should make sure there isn't anything in the drawer that can be damaged by the shaving cream, or at least make sure the stuff that can be damaged isn't important.


  1. anon Said:

    this wouldn't work, the tv show Mythbusters proved that the foam won't expand all by itself

  2. Squirrelinabox Said:

    Actually I watched that episode, and the foam does expand, just not so much that it'd fill an entire car. It definitely will expand though. And even without too much expansion, the full contents of the container are enough to make a fun little mess for your victim.

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