YouTube challenges are fun to do and can result in hilarious videos.
Most challenge videos actually get more views than your regular videos and are fast and easy to record, making this a great way to grow your channel.
Not sure which challenge you want to do? We made a list of 75 youtube challenges to give you some examples and inspire your next video. You can do these alone, with friends, or with family.
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YouTube Challenges With Food
We’ll start with a list of 22 youtube challenges that involve food.
Beware of any food allergies or choking hazards before doing one of the following challenges!
Bean Boozled Challenge
The Bean Boozled challenge is based on the different flavoured jelly beans used in the Harry Potter movie. These jelly beans are a mix of good and terrible flavours, the point being that you get surprised either with a yummy jelly bean or a disgusting one. This challenge is fairly simple.
All you need to do is order the Beanboozled Mystery Bean Set on Amazon or buy it at a local shop near you. Next, grab some of those mysterious jelly beans and hit record. Let me paint you a picture – the taste will either be delightfully delicious or painfully disgusting. Well, it’s not called a challenge for nothing.
This is one of the most popular YouTube challenges with food. The goal of this challenge is to eat a spoonful of cinnamon…so that viewers can see your reaction once that happens. The reactions are usually hilarious to many and that’s exactly why this challenge is still alive today.
That being said, we don’t recommend this challenge as it can be dangerous for your health, especially if you have asthma. There are lots of other fun challenges on this list, so we advise you to pick one of those instead. The only reason we mention it is because it has been a very popular challenge on YouTube, so think twice before including it in your content.
Chubby Bunny Challenge
The Chubby Bunny Challenge is another classic YouTube challenge. The goal of this challenge is to put chubby bunnies or marshmallows in your mouth and say “Chubby Bunny”.
If you can properly pronounce “Chubby Bunny”, put another chubby bunny or marshmallow in your mouth and try again.
Consequently, pronouncing “Chubby Bunny” will get harder and harder. The goal is to see how many you can fit in your mouth before you can’t say it anymore.
Be warned to not go over your limit because of the obvious choking hazard with this challenge!
Eat It or Wear It Challenge
This YouTube challenge can get really messy! So before we go any further, I want to set something straight – you need to put on old or damaged clothes before you start filming because you’ll most certainly regret it later.
For this challenge you need to put random foods in non-transparent bags and number the bags. The goal of this challenge is to eat random foods placed in accordance with a number. If you refuse to eat something, you will have to “wear it”.
The winner of the challenge will be the person that ‘wears’ the least amount of food. This challenge usually ends in a food fight which can be quite entertaining.
Tin Can Challenge
In the Tin Can Challenge, players take off the labels of food products in tin cans and consume the mystery contents.They take a spoon and need to taste the contents in each can. If it’s too gross and they spit the food out – participants get zero points! The point is to endure the taste of some disgusting foods…because eating foods that you don’t like is fun! To the viewers, of course. Can you bear the cost for some fun time in front of the camera? We bet you can!
Ghost Pepper Challenge
Have you heard about the ghost pepper? Well, it’s one of the hottest peppers in the world. In the Ghost Pepper Challenge the participant eats a ghost pepper and films their own reaction. Do you follow me so far? The taste is pretty intensive.
We recommend watching some of the existing ghost pepper challenges on YouTube before you dare to film your own video. Make sure this is something you really want to put yourself through. However, watching YouTubers’ reactions after eating a ghost pepper is hilarious. The first words the guy in the video above says after trying a ghost pepper for the first time are: “ I’ve eaten the toe of satan.” Hilarious!
Baby Food Challenge
The Baby Food Challenge is pretty self explanatory. You get a variety of baby foods at a local supermarket or order a variety pack on Amazon, try out each flavor, and film your reaction.
You can also add an extra twist to this challenge when you do it with someone else. Blindfold them and feed them baby food without telling them the flavor and they need to guess. You can try this at home. What’s the worst that can happen?
In the Smoothie Challenge, you take 20 ingredients (10 delicious, 10 gross). Write these ingredients down on a piece of paper and put them all together in a bowl.
Players then take turns picking random ingredients to put into a blender to create a smoothie.
If you think it’s not that bad, then think again. It’s either going to be a very tasty smoothie or a disgusting one. No matter the combination, all players need to finish the smoothie…or they lose the challenge! If you have a sensitive tummy, don’t try this one.
McDonald’s Roulette Challenge
In the McDonald’s Roulette Challenge, you go through the McDonald’s drive through and order EXACTLY what the person in front of you has ordered.
The funniest part of this challenge is that you will never know what you are going to get. Maybe the person in front of you has ordered for a family of 5 or maybe they have only ordered a milkshake.This challenge can be funny for die-hard McDonalds fans that will be satisfied with any food coming from McDonalds.
10.000 Kcal Calories Challenge
The challenge is to consume 10.000 Kcal in a single day. Just let this sink in for a minute. That’s 10.000 calories in a single day. Even if you consume high calorie food every single day, that’s still a lot of food. Be warned that if you’ll try this challenge at home, you may feel physical discomfort, cramps, and abdominal pain.
Big Meal Challenge
The big meal challenge is challenging but not as hard (and unhealthy) as the 10.000 Kcal challenge. Fast food junkies will probably be able to stomach this challenge without particular difficulties.
However, make no mistakes about it – it’s still a very big meal.
There are no requirements for the type or amount of food you should consume, but if you’re gonna film it, try to make it more challenging. It’s the only way to attract a big audience.
Hungry Hippo Challenge
The hungry hippo challenge is a fun challenge where you have to slurp up the most amount of small candy (like Skittles or Smarties) in a fixed amount of time.
You put the candy you slurped up in a glass and the person with the most candy in their cup wins!
Brand Name vs. Generic Brand Challenge
Can you really tell apart the brand name food from the generic brands?
This challenge requires one player to be blindfolded while someone else feeds them brand name or generic brand food. The blindfolded player has to guess if it’s a genuine brand name or a generic brand. This a chance to find out how good your sense of taste is.
In the pizza challenge, each player creates their own pizza with ingredients they choose themselves.
The point is to try and create the best-tasting pizza and declare the creator of the most delicious pizza the winner. But you can also create the worst-tasting pizza and make the person who is able to eat it first the winner of the challenge.
Extreme Sour Candy Challenge
There is some extremely sour candy on the market which is challenging to eat and will make you involuntarily create funny faces.
Try to eat the sourest candy you can find and see how well you can deal with the sourness. You can buy the sour candy from Amazon or at your local supermarket, and hit record once you open the pack!
What’s in my Mouth Challenge
This challenge requires one player to be blindfolded while the other person feeds the player food. The blindfolded player then has to guess what food is in their mouth. Believe me, it’s not as easy as it sounds. Be careful not to get tricked into trying some disgusting foods, so don’t say we didn’t warn you (unless the video goes viral, of course).
Pancake Art Challenge
This is a fun baking challenge where every participant has to create pancake art. The person who creates the best art is the winner. Try to come up with some ideas beforehand in order to increase the chances of winning. If you can’t decide on the winner, ask your viewers what they think in the comments.
This is a very hard challenge. Let me set the scene. You’ll have to eat 6 saltines in 60 seconds, without water! Saltines are very dry and the taste is hard to endure without drinking water. Can you do it?
Exploding Watermelon Challenge
In the exploding watermelon challenge, you buy a normal watermelon (duh) and wrap elastic bands around it. As you wrap more elastic bands around the watermelon the pressure increases. Once the pressure gets too big the watermelon will explode! Your house will be in a big mess once the watermelon blows up in pieces, so maybe it’s best to do it in a yard or a park.
Will you be the last person to wrap an elastic band around the watermelon before it explodes? That’s the question.
Singing Gargle Challenge
In the singing gargle challenge you drink a sip of water (or another drink) and gargle it while trying to sing a song. Try to do it without laughing or otherwise you might spit the drink all over your own face. Can you guess the song the other person is singing while gargling water? Is not as easy as it sounds.
Egg Roulette Challenge
In the egg roulette challenge you buy 6 eggs and boil 5 of them. Every player has to smash an egg on their forehead, and the player who smashed the unboiled egg on their forehead loses (and has to clean the mess!). It can get very messy (and funny)!
Korean Spicy Noodle Challenge
Korean noodles can be extremely spicy, especially if you are not used to eating spicy food! The worst part? The loser gets a raw egg cracked on their head. Are you sure you can finish the entire spicy meal?
$100 Team Burger Challenge
In this challenge, the team of players need to eat 14lb of poutine and bbq sandwiches in just one hour. If they finish the food, they will get the meal for free, if not they will pay for it. The record for this challenge is an astonishing 26 minutes!
Haribo Sugarless Gummy Bear Challenge
Are you prepared for some intestinal exorcism? No? Well, the L.A Beast is ready to eat a bunch. After reading some Amazon reviews about gummy-fueled diarrhea some people were experiencing after eating a pack of Haribo Gummy Bears, the L.A Beast decided to test it on himself by eating a 5-pound bag. Will he make it? Will YOU make it?
Massive Ice Cream Sundae Challenge
We all love ice cream, but can you eat 30 scoops of ice cream with 17 toppings? Furious Pete can eat a giant bowl of ice cream containing over 15,000 calories.. Die-hard ice cream fans, can you beat this guy?
Letting Nintendo Games Decide What I Eat Challenge
Derek Gerard has made tons of hilarious food challenges, but this one beats them all. He lets his Nintendo games team players decide what he will eat for an entire day. Check out this unique food challenge that you can do as well:
10,000 Calorie Fruit Challenge
Fruit challenges don’t seem like a big deal compared to fast food YouTube challenges. But, 10,000 calorie fruit challenge? That’s a hell of a lot of fruit! We’re talking about 5 mangos, 14 avocados, 16 bananas, and 1kg of dates. Can you do it?
YouTube Challenges Without Food
Challenges that involve food can be gross or messy. Plus, there are tons of fun YouTube challenges that will bring you new subscribers while not ending up with a stomach ache. Check out these hilarious YouTube challenges and prepare yourself for some good time.
Say Anything Challenge
This challenge requires at least two players but can be played by more people to increase the difficulty. In this challenge, you say a random word when it’s your turn to speak. The caveat? You can never say a word twice and you’re not allowed to pause for more than a second or two when it’s your turn to speak.
If you do either of these things you will be ‘punished’. Most YouTubers choose putting a piece of scotch tape on your face and declare the one with the least tape on his or her face the winner.
You can also choose to do another punishment or combine it with one of the food challenges we mentioned. If you get it wrong, for example, you can do the tin challenge, the bean boozled challenge, or eat a ghost pepper. Be creative.
Try Not to Laugh Challenge
Can you sit still without making a sound while watching a hilarious video? That’s exactly the point of this challenge. No laughing, no grinning allowed.
To make things even more intense, you can take a big sip of water before starting this challenge without swallowing. Make sure you don’t spit the water over your laptop, tablet, or phone when you fail the challenge and have to laugh.
There are plenty of playlists with funny videos on YouTube created for this challenge, but you can also make your own compilation. It’s obvious who’s gonna be the winner of this challenge. The person who won’t start laughing or grinning (is this even possible?).
The Disney Challenge
The Disney Challenge is a challenge where two players have to listen to a series of Disney songs. Participants are challenged to guess the movie origin and the title of the song within 10 seconds. This challenge usually needs a third person to select the clips in a random order but you can also create your own playlist and play it on shuffle.
If a player guesses both the movie origin and song name within the time limit, they receive two points. If they can only guess one they get one point. But, here’s the part where it gets tricky. If the other player guesses one or both of them correctly and you got them both wrong, they get your points as well!
The winner of the challenge is the person with the most points after you have played all Disney songs on the playlist. How many songs you include in the challenge is up to you.
Internet Slang Challenge
The Internet Slang Challenge is a quiz where a third person asks (at least) two players a series of questions about internet slang. You can ask for the meaning of a word in the urban dictionary or ask what a certain abbreviation on the internet slang dictionary means.
The player with the most correct answers wins.
Cotton Ball Challenge
In the Cotton Ball Challenge, a player puts a bowl on their head and places a bowl filled with cotton balls in front of them. You are then blindfolded and have to put the cotton balls into the bowl on your head with a spoon. Players usually get five scoops and the player that has the most cotton balls in the bowl on their head wins.
The cotton balls are so light you can’t feel them in your spoon and you also can’t hear if they fall in your bowl, making this a surprisingly difficult challenge.
Blindfolded Makeup Challenge
The Blindfolded Makeup Challenge is a makeup challenge with two participants. One of the participants puts on a blindfold and tries to do the other person’s makeup. You can get mascara all over your face or a contouring on your ear. Fun, right?
Boyfriend Does My Makeup Challenge
This is another makeup challenge, but this time your partner has to do your makeup. Because most men have no idea how to do makeup, this can create some hilarious videos. Boyfriends (or girlfriends for that matter) trying to stay serious and stand up to the challenge can be pretty cute though. If you’re a guy, however, your girlfriend (or boyfriend) can apply makeup on your face as well, because, why not?
Touch My Body Challenge
In the Touch My Body challenge one person wears a blindfold and the other person makes them touch a part of their body. The person wearing the blindfold then has to guess which part of the body he or she touched.
You only get one guess and the person with the most correct guesses wins. The funniest part about this challenge is that participants are usually getting all guesses wrong.
Speed Drawing Challenge
In the Speed Drawing Challenge, you and the other participants have to draw a picture in a short time span (1-2 minutes or less) and the person with the best drawing wins. You can have a third person judge the drawings or you can ask your viewers to comment who they think deserves the win. It’s a great way to involve your audience in your videos!
You decide what you want to draw, a celebrity, a cartoon, an animal, or an object. You may surprise yourself, some darn good drawings can come up under pressure.
The Whisper Challenge
In the Whisper Challenge, one person wears noise-cancelling headphones or earplugs. The other person then tells you a sentence and you have to guess what they said by lip-reading. Since this is so difficult to do, you usually get hilarious results.
The Tonight show with Jimmy Fallon has a couple of hilarious episodes where celebrities are playing the Whisper Challenge. In this episode, Blake Shelton needs to guess the phrase “Pumpkin Spice Latte”. His guess is: “My pee pee is stretched out”.
7 Second Challenge
In the 7 Second Challenge, you have to complete a certain task within 7 seconds. Each player gets 7 turns and the player with the most completed tasks wins. You’ll be surprised by all the things you can do in just 7 seconds!
Whipped Cream Challenge
For the Whipped Cream Challenge, you will have to buy the Pie Face Game. Once you have the game, you spin the wheel and see whether it indicates 2, 3, 4 or 5. This means you have to place your face on the chin rest and turn the handle on the pie thrower the amount of times the spinner indicated. For every time you turn the pie thrower without getting splashed you score a point.
Blindfolded drawing challenge
The Blindfolded Drawing challenge is pretty self explanatory. The players wear a blindfold and have to draw something as accurately as possible. You can use a random word generator to generate drawing ideas.
The other player then has to guess what your drawing is about. You get points if the other person guesses it correctly.
100 Layers of … Challenge
In the 100 layers challenge you try to put on 100 layers of… something. Cosmetic products, clothing items, nail polish. Participants putting 100 layers of cosmetic products are getting unrecognizable as the layers are going up.
How many layers can you reach?
Not my Hands Challenge
In the Not my Hands challenge, you have to tie your own hands behind your back. Someone else will then use their arms to pretend they are yours while completing tasks.
You can try to put on makeup, do your hair, or tell a story with “your” hands. The funniest part about this challenge is that participants who are using their hands are behind their partners, so they are not able to see what exactly they are doing.
Not My Legs Challenge
The “not my legs” challenge is very similar to the not my hands challenge but instead arms you use your legs. Men having women’s legs looks mad, funny, and weird!
Roast Yourself Challenge
In this challenge, you try to roast yourself by making fun of yourself. Can you imagine roasting yourself publically and putting all your shortcomings, flaws, and self-loathing thoughts in front of an audience? Sounds both scary and liberating, so it’s certainly a challenge!
Floor is Lava Challenge
Everyone has played this game when they were a kid so this challenge needs little explanation. The floor is lava and you should not touch it. Who can make it the longest without touching the floor?
This popular YouTube challenge involves recreating difficult yoga poses. If you’re not into yoga, filming this video can be challenging. Do you have the strength and flexibility required to do it? That being said, the less yoga skills you possess, the funnier the video will turn out to be.
Speech Jammer Challenge
In the speech jammer challenge, you put in headphones and play a sound that makes it really difficult to talk while playing it. For this challenge you will need a good vlogging microphone. Are you able to tell a story with the speech jammer?
There are a few variations of this challenge but the most popular one is from The Ellen Show. You write some nationalities on a piece of paper and you have to recreate their accent as good as you can.
Backward Word Challenge
You guessed it, in this challenge you try to say words backwards. Which of the participants will be the best at doing this?
Duct Tape Challenge
This is a popular YouTube challenge, so I felt that we should mention it in our list. However, we don’t recommend doing this challenge for safety reasons.
In the duct tape challenge, you duct tape someone to a chair and they have to try to escape. This has gone wrong on many occasions as people fell over or had panic attacks. It even left a teenager who attempted it without vision in one eye as he fell over and fractured his eye socket.
If you insist on doing this challenge, do it in a safe environment (not near water or hard/sharp objects) and make sure there is someone there to help or cut the tape when you want to give up.
Guess the Song Challenge
In this challenge, you listen to a song that is chosen by the other player and have to guess the artist and title. The one with the most correct guesses wins!
Guess the Video Game Song Challenge
This is similar to the previous challenge but better suited for gaming channels. You listen to a soundtrack of a video game and you have to choose which game it was featured in. The perfect challenge for hardcore gamers.
Guess the YouTuber’s Voice Challenge
In this challenge, one participant plays a YouTube video from a well-known YouTuber and the other participant has to guess which YouTube it is. How many YouTube creators can you recognize by their voice?
The Dizzy Challenge
In this challenge you’ll need to make yourself dizzy by spinning around. Once you’re unsteady, you’ll be assigned to perform a task. Make sure you remove all hard and sharp objects from your surroundings so you don’t injure yourself if you fall over.
Going to the Worst Rated Place Challenge
Go to Yelp or Google Maps and find a place in your city that has the worst reviews. A massage salon, barber, restaurant, or something else. Then go to that place to see just how bad it really is and record your experience. Using a flip screen camera while filming outside can help you make better videos because you’ll be able to see whether you’re in frame and focus.
Going To The Best Rated Place Challenge
Instead of going to the worst rated place in your city, try to find the place with the best ratings and go there instead. You can have a fun time out plus film an informative video for your followers. Is the experience really as good as all the online reviews claim?
YouTube Innuendo Bingo Challenge
This is one of the funniest YouTube challenges. Fill your mouth with water, take two chairs, and sit facing the other participant. Then turn on some innuendo sound snippets of YouTubes and try not to laugh. Laughing will make you spit the water all over yourself and the other player, so prepare for some fun times!
What’s in the Box Challenge
Take a box and cut holes in it. Then put a variety of items inside. Can you guess the object just by touching it?
Heads Up Challenge
In the Heads Up challenge, you have to explain a person, animal, or item to the other player without saying the name. The other player has to guess as many terms as possible within 60 seconds.
You can write these yourself on a piece of paper or use the popular heads up app for iOS or Android.
Water Bomb Challenge
In the Water Bomb challenge, you put a water balloon in a plastic ball with a timer. Once the timer expires, a needle will pop the water balloon and the player holding the ball will get sopping wet.
Shock Ball Challenge
This challenge it’s similar to the previous one, but in this one the person that holds the ball will get an electric shock once the timer expires. If you’re up for this YouTube challenge, you can order this game on Amazon. Do you dare to play this game of hot potato?
In the Lego challenge, you decide on an item to build within a short amount of time. Each player tries their best to build it, and the best creation wins!
Potato Carving Challenge
This is a fun challenge to do if you want to get crafty. Each player dresses up a potato to look like the other person. Who can do it best?
Pinhead Balloon Challenge
In this challenge you fill up a few dozen balloons filled with helium or food items. Each player then puts a pin on their head and tries to jump to pop the balloon.
Who can pop the most balloons?
Q-tip Dart challenge
For this challenge, you’ll need some cheap white t-shirts, markers, straws, and q-tips. Draw a target on each t-shirt with numbers to keep score.
Players will stand a few meters away from each other and try to hit the target with q-tips by blowing them through a straw. Who can hit the highest score?
What’s The Scent Challenge
In this challenge, a player puts on a blindfold while the other person has them smell a variety of items. The blindfolded player then has to guess the item based solely on the smell. You think you’ve got a heightened sense of smell? Then try out this challenge and see for yourself.
No Thumbs Challenge
Wrap your thumbs to the palm of your hand so you can’t use them and try to perform a variety of tasks. Can you write your own name on paper or drink a glass of water without your thumbs?
Obey the Cards Challenge
In this challenge, participants play the popular board game Quelf where you have to obey the instructions on the card you draw.
If you obey the card you can move forward. Be the first player to reach the answer and correctly answer the quiz question to win!
24 Hour Challenge
In the 24 hour challenge, you try to spend 24 hours straight in one location.
This challenge is also called the 24 hour fort challenge where you stay in a venue after closing time while hiding in a ‘fort’.
Participants in this challenge risk being banned from stores or facing criminal charges for trespassing, criminal damage, and breaking and entering.
Therefore, we recommend that you choose an easier way to perform this challenge yourself. For example you can spend 24 hours living in your car, a tent, or your garage.
The Pause Challenge
In this challenge you can “pause” the time for 1 minute for the other participant. Once they are on a pause, they should not move or speak for 60 seconds. Choosing to pause the other participant in public locations full of people can be very funny.
Combine funny YouTube challenges and kissing and you’ll get the Chapstick challenge! All you need to do is buy chapsticks in different flavours, put on a blindfold, and kiss your partner. Can you guess what chapstick flavour your partner used? It’s not as easy as it sounds.
The condom challenge is simply hilarious. Gather a group of friends and fill some condoms with water. Easy right? But here comes the tough part. One of your friends will need to volunteer and get that condom filled with water topped over their head. You can try this at a home party with your closest friends.
Guess The Film Challenge
You consider yourself a movie addict? Then you should definitely try the Guess The Film challenge. It’s quite simple, participants guess a movie by hearing a popular movie quote. It goes without saying, the person with the most correct answers is the winner.
Asking Strangers To Be My Boyfriend Challenge
Do you need a boyfriend? Why not turn it into a YoutTube challenge? Go outside, memorize some pick up lines, and ask random strangers if they want to be your boyfriend. You may end up meeting some cool guys (or girls), plus you’ll definitely have a lot of fun.
We hope you enjoy doing these challenges!
If there are any challenges you feel we missed, please let us know so we can add them to the list.
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