The OFFICIAL "April Fool" Contest post

[6 Mar 2008 | By | 11 Comment(s) | 18,860 views ]

CONTEST IS OVER – GO SEE THE WINNERS!__________________________________________________________

Remember the Black Heart Anti-Valentines Day Contest? And the WINNERS? Well, it’s time for another one!

It’s time! The Dabbled April Fool Contest is upon us… So what the heck is the April Fool contest? It’s your opportunity to submit your cool & funky & foolish works along the theme of “April Fool”. Take it literally, or figuratively–or April Fools’ Joking-ly.. the funner the better!
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The Rules: Your entry can be art, craft, or food.
Post a link to your entry IN THIS THREAD (no email this time). If you have a blog and want to link there, that’s cool, or I just created a new flickr group: so feel free to add your item to that. But still link it here if you want it counted.
The Arts category is pretty obvious – just a cool pic illustrating the theme.
Ditto the crafts category–this can be ANYTHING you make, not just traditional crafts. Post pictures, and extra credit for instructions!
Since the Food category is new this time, this is how it works. Post pics of your suitably April Fools food, but also include either a recipe or instructions for creation. An example of appropriate food might be something like my Sweet Sushi (rice krispie treat sushi with dried fruit on top).

New this time: Judges! Alice of Futuregirl and kathreen of Whip Up will be two of our judges, and the third is Lenore from Evil Mad Scientist!

Deadline: Extended to give everyone the weekend…Tuesday April 1@ 9:00 pm Eastern time. So we can have the winners announced early April!

Prizes: Fame! Fortune! Well, a tad of fame, anyway! There will be prizes–nothing fancy, including a link over to your blog for the coolest stuff.

EDIT – As with the Anti-Valentine’s contest, you can enter as many items as you want, but you can only win with one of them.

Tell your friends!

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11 Comment(s) »

  • corvustristis [] :

    Hmm. I may have to try this.

  • ms. froggie [] :

    hee, hee….GREAT idea to have a fool contest! here’s mine. :)

  • BlackCrow [] :

    I’m all needles and pins about this one! Count me in.

  • Tissuepaper [] :

    Here is my entry of the April Fools contest – I posted the pic on flicker however I want to included the instructions!!!

    Thanks for such a great contest.


  • Crafty Carolinagirl [] :

    Ooh another contest. Count me in!

  • Hello, I'm Sally. [] :

    OK, I have to tell you, I had this marvelous idea of making a meatloaf and mashed potato torte for the contest. I pictured it coming out looking like a fancy dessert, drizzled with a ketchup glaze. But amidst trying to exicute my vision, wrangling the kids and getting dinner on the table, it came out looking like sad layers of food plopped on to a plate. No photo could transform it into loveliness. It was tasty though. I really enjoyed the challenge and hope that you keep the food catagory in future contests.

  • furrybees [] :

    Phew! (Thank goodness for the extended deadline.) Please visit this link to see what I came up with:

    Another post with tutorial to follow shortly.


  • Rabadjalamoukere [] :

  • BlackCrow [] :

    Hi Dabbled!! I put in my AP entry on mt blog site but can’t seem to get the link right on you thread. Anyway I added it to your Flickr site.
    But you can also find the finished work here…
    I made a rhubarb fool last night….I think I’ll be the only fool eating it. :(

  • furrybees [] :

    Just a quick note to say that a tutorial has been added to my blog to show how I made the April Fool’s Fish. It is here:


  • Anarchology [] :

    This was my little April Fools joke that I played on my mom. I took 7,000 plus Post-Its and covered the entire kitchen with them.

    Four hours in total of footage, and I was able to break it down to a 4:30 minute clip.

    Help me out guys! Its posted on Break, and their having a contest right now for April Fools. Please click on the “Vote to Homepage” for me!