Stapler in Jello Prank

Fans of "The Office" will appreciate this simple, yet entertainingly colorful prank.


  • 4 (8 ounce) packages lemon jello
  • 8 packets of gelatin
  • Cold water
  • Plastic bowl that’s deep enough to suspend a stapler


  1. Add 2 cups of water to a pot and heat until hot.
  2. In a large bowl, add one package lemon jello and 2 packets of gelatin. Pour hot water into bowl and stir to dissolve. Whisk in cold water according to package directions, then place in refrigerator to set.
  3. Add six cups of water to a pot, bring to a boil and dissolve the rest of the jello and gelatin. Stir in cool water according to package directions.
  4. Place stapler upside down on top of the set jello. Pour the second batch of jello onto the stapler and chill until set.
  5. Place the bowl of jello into a larger bowl partially full of warm water. Let set for a couple minutes to loosen the jello from the sides of the bowl.
  6. Un-mold jello stapler onto a serving plate. Hide in the desk drawer of your biggest office adversary, and watch them cringe when they need to staple something.