Fun with Easter grass!
April 2, 2008 7:44 PM   Subscribe

What are some fun/mischievous things to do with 60oz of Easter grass?

Being a frivolous 21-year-old college kid, I caved in and bought 40 1.5oz bags of Easter grass for $2 from Wal-Mart this evening. I'm trying to think of something fun or (preferably) mischievous to do with it. Any ideas??
posted by ThirstyEar2 to Grab Bag (13 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Well, a few ladies down the hall thought it amusing to strew quite a bit of Easter Grass around and about my room. I thought it was vaguely amusing; they thought it was hilarious. Do you have a good candidate for a similar belated April Fools' Day prank?
posted by andythebean at 7:50 PM on April 2, 2008

A festive merkin?
posted by found missing at 7:54 PM on April 2, 2008 [4 favorites]

Grass skirt?
posted by The Light Fantastic at 7:58 PM on April 2, 2008

Is there a statue on campus? Given them a green wig (using water-soluble elmer's white glue).

What volume is 60oz of Easter grass (I'm guessing these are shredded green plastic cellophane?)? Is it enough to fill a large box with it to use as a semi-open beanbag chair?
posted by porpoise at 8:01 PM on April 2, 2008

Leave a trail of strands that leads to a ripped apart, ketchup-covered, stuffed rabbit nestled in grass. Broken plastic eggs around it optional.
posted by mayfly wake at 8:42 PM on April 2, 2008

If there's someone you really don't like*: find a pretty gift box, and stuff it with the grass. Put some chocolate on the top, and some nestled in the grass a little lower. Make it clear that there are more treats hidden deeper down in the box. Even better if the treats get better the deeper they go. Then, on the very bottom, put something unpleasant (rotten fruit, mousetrap, human head, etc).

*You shouldn't actually do this.
posted by twirlypen at 8:47 PM on April 2, 2008

Festive merkin on the campus statue.
posted by landedjentry at 8:56 PM on April 2, 2008

A few edits, we don't have a statue, per se. We do have a lot of lecture halls and a fountain that's as-yet not filled with water (it's still pretty cold in Upstate NY). My roomie says I'm likely to get caught (and possibly fined for littering) trying to fill the fountain with the grass.
posted by ThirstyEar2 at 9:07 PM on April 2, 2008

Play hall-golf and lay down the stuff as part of "the rough."
posted by porpoise at 9:09 PM on April 2, 2008

"And I, I walked over to the, to the bench there, and there is, Group W's
where they put you if you may not be moral enough to join the army after
committing your special crime, and there was all kinds of mean nasty ugly
looking people on the bench there. Mother rapers. Father stabbers. Father
rapers! Father rapers sitting right there on the bench next to me! And
they was mean and nasty and ugly and horrible crime-type guys sitting on the
bench next to me. And the meanest, ugliest, nastiest one, the meanest
father raper of them all, was coming over to me and he was mean 'n' ugly
'n' nasty 'n' horrible and all kind of things and he sat down next to me
and said, "Kid, whad'ya get?" I said, "I didn't get nothing, I had to pay
$50 and pick up the garbage." He said, "What were you arrested for, kid?"
And I said, "Littering." And they all moved away from me on the bench
there, and the hairy eyeball and all kinds of mean nasty things, till I
said, "And creating a nuisance." And they all came back, shook my hand,
and we had a great time on the bench, talkin about crime, mother stabbing,
father raping, all kinds of groovy things that we was talking about on the
posted by found missing at 9:09 PM on April 2, 2008

Well, if you put it anywhere somebody is forced to vacuum it up, that'll be mischevious. I've had to replace 3 vacuums because I keep forgetting to leave a note for the Easter Bunny to not use that damn stuff all over, and it burns out the motor after getting tangled up in the vacuum.
Perhaps just random nests all over campus filled with plastic easter eggs. Inside, you could make homemade "droppings". Just get some chocolate & melt it, add peanuts or not, and dribble it into a mound. If you do this, be sure to mark "PEANUTS PRODUCT INSIDE" clearly on the outside of the egg, just so you don't inadvertantly kill somebody.
Or, there could be little plastic soldiers inside, with plastic soldiers standing guard around the nests.
Or something less silly. I liked the statue ideas - too bad you don't have too many of those.
posted by Iamtherealme at 9:13 PM on April 2, 2008

Are there any bare patches on the lawns/fields on campus?


Go lye a spot one night.*

Wait a day.

Glue the easter grass on banner paper (you know, those big meter+ long rolls of paper that people painted poster signs on to display at the College hub?) or newspaper and cover the brown spot.

You know about 3M Spray Adhesives, right? Great stuff. I accidentally splash sprayed some on pretty well-wwalked-upon concrete. It took 3 years for the glue to fade.

*you know that I'm saying this in jest
posted by porpoise at 9:18 PM on April 2, 2008

I hate Easter Grass. It destroys vacuums, it never goes away, there is always a little left in my carpet, it clogs drains and blocks dryer exhausts. It is a horrible invention. I associate it with the Easter bunny, who I also do not care for (get your freaking pagan fertility symbols outta my yearly Jesus zombithon!) and his secular ilk.

I have a friend that fears glitter.
Why he told us this, I will never know, because (like all good friends) we enjoy making each others lifes miserable.

One time we filled his bed sheets with 30 pounds of bright purple glitter.

I cannot imagine how horrible it was, as I had wisely purchased the container, handed it over to a co conspirator for proper installation, and then promptly left the time zone by way of a very fast plane.
For whatever reason, he smelled my hand in the treachery but never let on that he knew I was an instigator.
He got back at me with Easter Grass, in the most subtle and diabolical way.

While I was out of town he told my parents that he had let me barrow a book, and he needed it back. He said I had told him to just go and get it out of my room.

When I had returned every sock I owned had Easter grass in it; not a whole bunch, at most 3 or 4 strands, but it was enough to chafe my feet something fierce for the first few days I returned.

I STILL find the occasional strand in my socks, 5 years and 3 moves later.

Be careful with your Easter Grass, it is evil through and through.
posted by Faux Real at 2:04 AM on April 3, 2008

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