Halloween how-to: FAKE BLOOD

October 24, 2011, 17:56 pm  Posted by Lark

fake blood title imageWhat is Halloween without some blood to splatter around? Not fun, that’s what! Well, actually it would still be fun, just not as gory. But where do you get blood? Well, you could raid the local hospital or blood banks, but we don’t recommend that. And real blood can get gross and smelly anyway. Fake blood is where it’s at! Now, you could just go out and buy it at one of the many Halloween stores that pop up this time of year, they even have gallon jugs of the stuff. But it’s more fun to make your own!

Let’s make some fake blood! Mwahahahahahahahaha!!!

There are lots of recipes out there for making your own fake blood, but we’ll just go with the tried and true recipe I’ve used before. All you need is light corn syrup, red food dye, and cocoa powder. And no measuring is required, it’s all to your liking. Just combine, stir, and splatter!

fake blood how to 1

Gather your materials: light corn syrup, red food dye, cocoa powder, spoon, and a container to mix your fake blood in. Halloween decorations are optional, but fun.

fake blood how to 3Pour the light corn syrup and some red food dye into your container.

fake blood how to 4Stir together, adding more red food dye until the darkness of the red is to your liking.

fake blood how to 5Now add some cocoa powder to the mix. This will make it more opaque like real blood.

fake blood how to 7Stir in the cocoa powder, adding more until you are satisfied.

fake blood how to 1Now you have fake blood! Start splattering!


BEWARE: Making fake blood is messy, so have paper towels and cleaning supplies at the ready. Also, this stuff will likely stain anything it comes into contact with, including skin and clothes.

fake blood splatter

For more fake blood recipes visit these sites:

How to Make Fake Blood at wikiHow

Fake Blood Recipes at Halloween Web

Fake Blood Recipes at Steve Spangler Science



7 Responses

    OMG !!! THis is sooooo Cool. I am totally going to throw fake blood on trick or treaters! Oh just kidding. That is probably illegal. It is still cool. Stupid laws.

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