Prankster Maks Majewski hatched a plan to shock his mum Anna Jankowski when she returned home from a trip to Poland by covering her kitchen with 125 rolls of tin foil
A fuming mum returned from holiday to discover her son had covered her home in 900 metres of tin foil – going without sleep for two days to complete the prank.
Maks Majewski hatched a plan to shock his mum when she returned from her trip to Poland so spent £225 on aluminium foil, cellotape and Blue Tack. Footage shows the 20-year-old wrapping the walls, kitchen units and even 36-year-old mum Anna Jankowski’s coffee maker.
The end result, filmed on January 24, shows the whole room covered in 125 rolls of foil, making it look like a ‘spaceship’ to some viewers. The content creator manager claims he spent 40 ‘annoying’ hours decorating it without sleep, before taking a two-hour nap and finishing it just in time for Anna to return home.
Another clip shows her holding her head in shock as she enters the room before picking up neatly wrapped items to inspect Maks’ work. She angrily pretends to hit him with a wrapped pan before ripping some foil from the sofa and throwing it at him.
Maks, who was pleased with the bizarre outcome, says his prank took so long because he needed to stick each piece of toil perfectly as it would rip if he tried to take it off. He claims his mum was annoyed when she realised she couldn’t make a coffee and relax on the sofa – so she told him to brew up once he’d cleared up the mess.
The prankster’s video on his TikTok @thatguymaks has been viewed more than 14 million times. Maks, from Kingston upon Thames, South West London, said: “I was scared I’d be in my mum’s bad books because she wanted a cup of coffee but she couldn’t.
“She just wanted to relax when she got home so I could tell she was a bit annoyed and when she was helping me take it off I got that vibe from her. Later on she told me I had to make her a coffee and she’d sit on the sofa. Hopefully the coffee made up for the surprise.
“I had to be really delicate. To make sure it’s done precisely, I couldn’t rush it. The thing with aluminium foil is you’ve got to do it in one big strip and put it up straight to make sure it’s aligned because if you put tape on it you can’t take it off. It just rips.
“The most difficult part was the chairs because they took about an hour per chair because they kept sliding off. I’m not the type of person to give up, but this time I was getting slowly annoyed because the process just kept getting longer and longer than I imagined it being.
“I couldn’t even cook so I had to order food. It was quite cold at that time but with the foil on it felt like a heater, so we didn’t need the heating on.” Maks says it took him and his mum five hours to remove all of the foil. He made headlines in December when he covered the same room with more than 100 rolls of Christmas wrapping paper.
Anne said: “It was crazy. I was in Poland with my mum so when I came home I wanted to relax. When I saw it I wanted to throw the foil at him.” Maks has pledged to recycle the Blue Tack and tin foil and use them in other videos and art projects.
His TikTok video was captioned ‘this took forever, I need sleep now’ and has almost 30,000 comments. One joked: “That’s it! He’s out of the will.” Another said: “I thought I was wasting MY life – now I feel better thanks.” A third added: “That looks so cool though!”