While many of us are currently going a little stir-crazy while stuck inside, avid prankster Kristen Vogler found a hilarious way to keep herself entertained. She decided to replace a collection of family photos in her home with her own hand-drawn replicas—and her parents didn’t notice for more than a week!
Vogler’s prank was inspired by a similar one, where someone replaced their family photos with images of Nicolas Cage. She didn’t have a color printer though—only a box of crayons, so decided to create her own version. “Every day I replaced a new photo with a new, and terrible, crayon drawing,” she says. “Sneaking these masterpieces up was not easy, I had to hide in the bathroom clutching the frames multiple times.” Along with plenty of sneaking around, Vogler was able to keep up the charade for so long thanks to a little bit of luck. On day 4 she writes, “I had been posting on Twitter about my progress and my mom chose today to try to start a Twitter account to talk to John Krasinski about Some Good News but luckily her account was locked.”
Despite the fact that Vogler’s renditions aren’t exactly photorealistic depictions of her family, her parents still didn’t notice the change until day 12. The funny artist says, “These crayon works are not supposed to be good by any means, that was part of the fun, so feel free to make fun of them.”
Vogler posted a video on Facebook, revealing the moment her parents finally noticed. “When did you do all those?” asks her mom while laughing. Vogler reveals, “I’ve been adding one every day for more than a week.”
Bored in quarantine, Kristen Vogler decided to replace a collection of family photos in her home with her own hand-drawn replicas.
Day 1. “The first crayon drawing is placed, bets were made on how many photos and how long it would take them to notice.”
She replaced one photo each day with her hilarious crayon drawings.
Day 2. “After FaceTiming with my grandparents (the subjects of my first crayon replica) for an hour near this wall, I decided to add another piece while my parents took a walk.”
Day 3. “Up to three crayon artworks now and still not even a glance. That door on the left? It’s used multiple times a day.”
Day 4. “Thought I would get caught today. I had been posting on Twitter about my progress and my mom chose today to try to start a twitter account to talk to John Krasinski about Some Good News but luckily her account was locked.”
Day 5. “At this point it was getting harder to pick photos I thought weren’t noticeable plus I felt like I smelled like crayons constantly.”
Day 6. “After getting a ton of rain for days I was needing to get sneakier to be able to add these to the wall. I think today I convinced my mom to go for a run before it rained haha.”
Day 7. “Today was a twofer with these classic Christmas photos. At this point I was starting to think I should have guessed based on weeks and not days for how long it would take them to notice.”
Day 8. “I legit did not think I would get this far, but here we are.”
Day 9. “Only three left to go before my work is complete. I should probably take a moment to apologize to my art teachers. You tried really hard to teach me to draw people, and this is what I’ve done.”
Day 10. “Happy Easter. My mom was nice enough to hide Easter eggs for me, in return I did this to the photo of her first born.”
Day 11. “I almost got caught hanging this one up. Had to hide in the bathroom but they still didn’t notice.”
Her parents finally noticed after more than a week!