Recipe by EdsGirlAngie
This is a craft recipe for fake blood. Got a Halloween costume, school play, haunted house, or you feel like leaving work early and you need some fake blood that looks realistic and doesn't taste half-bad? Here it is...
Top Review by Kevlarturtle
This was pretty good. My sister and I made this for a Halloween party last night and ours looked very brown. We had to add a lot more red food coloring to make it look right, but once we got there, it worked out great. I covered a whole wall with butcher paper and we had a splatter-fest! If you need to amp up the gore factor, I recommend adding a few spoonfuls of cranberry sauce to the mix.
- 1⁄2 cup warm water
- 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
- 3 -4 tablespoons corn syrup
- 1⁄2-1 teaspoon red food coloring
- 2 drops yellow food coloring or 2 drops green food coloring (optional)
Directions See How It's Made
- Mix cocoa powder into the water before adding the other ingredients.
- After adding the rest, blend well, then wait for it to settle a bit.
- Either skim the bubbles and chocolate scum off the top with the edge of a facial tissue, or pour the mixture into another container.
- The longer it sits, the more the cocoa tends to settle to the bottom, which oddly mimicks the effect of real blood separating.
- If you splatter this mixture onto cloth, it makes neat two-part marks which dry into pretty convincing bloodstains.
- If you let it run from a victim's mouth and then let it dry, the blood darkens and cakes to the skin in much the same way real blood does.