Dad freezes his kids’ toys in ice & gives them nothing but a spoon to get them out so he can take a break amid lockdown – The Sun

A MISCHIEVOUS dad proved he would do anything for a bacon sandwich and a bit of peace during coronavirus lockdown when he hilariously froze his children's favourite toys in a block of ice.

The Sheffield-based father went to great lengths to ensure his break wasn't cut short and gave his two sons nothing but a spoon to retrieve their prize possessions.

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In the short 20-second video shared by dad Duncan Gillespie on Sunday, we see his two young sons trying to tackle the impossible.

Proving to be credits to him and his partner, the brothers happily focus on the task at hand and begin hitting the blocks with their dessert spoons.

At one point, the pair ask each other how best to get their toys back safely, with the older one saying: "How about we try…" before his younger brother points at his spoon and begins to hack at the block.

Captioning the hilarious video, which has been viewed more than 43,000 times, Duncan wrote: "Just froze the kids toys in ice and gave them only spoons to free them. Time for a bacon sandwich and some coding".

The prank has been branded "genius" by fellow parents, who are looking at inventive ways to keep their little ones entertained so they can take break.

One viewer commented: "Genius Duncan! I've passed this one on!"

"Stealing that for tomorrow!" another shared. "Genius! I’m doing this tomorrow".

However, one Twitter user revealed that the joke went awry for him when he tried freezing his kid's Nintendo Switch and had to buy a new one.

"I tried this and now we have to replace the Nintendo Switch," they commented underneath the post.

Amid all the comments applauding his ingenuity, many asked whether they successfully got their toys back to which Duncan revealed they did – but it took a total of 90 minutes and the help of a shoe.

A woman asked: "This is too funny. I'm now curious to know how long it lasted?"

To which, he replied: "It was about 90 mins before they freed the toys and they were pretty focused (hitting with shoes eventually cracked the ice)."


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However, not all pranks are successful, take this mum who instantly regretted pulling a chocolate poop prank on her daughter.

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