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Stage Secrets Revealed: How to Make Fake Blood That Looks Real

How to Make Fake Blood that Looks Real
There are times when one just needs some fake blood ... for Halloween and other dramatic purposes, we suppose. How does one procure this blood? ... One makes it. And the methods of doing just that have been provided for here, all 5 of them.
Rujuta Borkar
Last Updated: Feb 22, 2018
Important Tip
Use cornstarch to thicken the consistency of any mixture, and water to thin it down.
Why would anyone want to make fake blood? Like, why? But then again, 'Tsk, tsk', we don't judge, you guys ... and there are many, many reasons why someone would want to get their hands on some blood―fake blood. Fake blood is quite an important prop right around the time of Halloween, true; but there are many other occasions that would require one to have a stash of the same to use―like what if one is throwing a party that has 'gore' as its theme? Or what if one is participating in a play that demands lying on stage soaked in a considerable amount of blood? And, and, and, what if someone wants to play a sick prank on someone? So you see, there are many reasons why one would require blood―fake blood.

So, how does one go about making fake blood? Yes, we are getting to that in the following sections of this CelebrationJoy article, with not just one, but 5 different methods of making realistic fake blood.
5 Recipes to Make Fake Blood
The following recipes require ingredients that are most easily available around the house. Also, note that all these ingredients are edible and completely safe―so not only will you have fun making fake blood, you will do so without having to worry about it being safe.
The Simplest Formula Ever
Blood with flour
☛ Water, 1 glass
☛ Red food coloring, 1 small bottle
☛ Flour, 1 small cup
● Pour some red food coloring into a bowl, depending on the quantity you need.
● Next, add some water to make the formula runny.
● If you want it a little thicker, add some flour, and stir till all the lumps have dissolved.

Always remember to use very little quantity of ingredients to begin with, you can always add more, as and when required.
Using Corn Syrup and Not Much Else
Blood using corn syrup
☛ Water, 1 glass
☛ Corn syrup, 1 small bottle
☛ Food coloring (red, green, and blue), small bottles
☛ Flour, 1 small cup
● Mix three parts of corn syrup with one part water in a bowl.
● Add a few drops of red food coloring to this mix and stir to combine.
● Continue to add the red coloring, till you have a shade that resembles real blood.
● Also, add a few drops of green and blue food coloring (very little) to give the mix a darker tinge. This will make it look more realistic.
● Next, add a pinch of flour to thicken the formula. You can continue adding a little flour till you achieve the desired thickness.
● Stir all these ingredients to mix well. If lumps are formed, wait for a minute after stirring, these will come up to the surface, and you can remove these easily.

You can use chocolate syrup, maple syrup, or cornstarch in place of flour to get different shades of red color.

This is a great formula to make washable fake blood―though it is sticky and may stain the clothes, it can be easily wiped off from the skin with warm water or baby wipes.
Using Glycerin and Other Really Yummy Ingredients
Blood using glycerin
☛ Glycerin, 2 - 3 bottles
☛ Powdered gelatin, 1 small packet
☛ Strawberry jelly or red Jell-O, 1 packet
☛ Food coloring (red, green, and blue), small bottles
● Heat the glycerin bottles in a microwave.
● Pour the glycerin into a bowl.
● Add a tablespoon of the strawberry jelly or Jell-O to this mixture. Add some more to make it more messy.
● Mix these ingredients thoroughly.
● Next, add about half a tablespoon of gelatin into this mixture and mix well.
● Add red food coloring into this formula.
● You can add a few drops of green and blue food coloring for darker, more realistic-looking blood and mix well.

Test this liquid on a small patch on the wall in case you're planning on splattering it. The mark might be permanent.

This is one of the best ways to make fake blood without corn syrup.
Using the All-American Ketchup
Blood using ketchup
☛ Tomato ketchup, 3 - 4 tbsp.
☛ Water, 200 ml
☛ Corn syrup, 1 tsp.
☛ Red food coloring, 3 - 5 drops
● Measure out 3 - 4 tablespoons of tomato ketchup into a bowl.
● Add 200 ml of water into the ketchup (not all at once) and mix till you reach the desired consistency.
● Add a few drops of red food coloring to this mixture.
● Measure out a teaspoon of corn syrup and add to the mixture.
● Beat the mix till you have the desired consistency.

Using an egg beater, instead of a spoon, will help in better mixing of this formula, with no lumps formed.
Using Everyone's Favorite―Peanut Butter
Blood using butter
☛ Creamy peanut butter, 1 jar
☛ Corn syrup, 1 small bottle
☛ Food coloring (red, green, and blue), small bottles
● Take some creamy peanut butter into a bowl. Using chunky peanut butter will make the fake blood look like dried blood, but it is tough to work with.
● Next, add in some corn syrup and a few drops of red food coloring to the mixture.
● For more realistic-looking blood, add a 2-3 drops of blue and green food coloring to the mix.
● Mix well till the desired consistency has been reached.
● If you want a darker shade of red, you can add in some chocolate sauce, chocolate powder, or chocolate fudge to the mixture.
● If you want a thicker mixture, add some cornstarch to the mix.

This mixture will stain clothes permanently, so only wear those clothes that you don't mind getting rid off.
And Then Do All This with the Fake Blood
So now that we have a fair stock of fake blood, ready to do our bidding, here are some of the ways in which you can use it.
Bloody clothes
Zombie woman
Blood knife
Wall with blood
Zombie man
Blood hand
Such gore, such gore. But if that's what you want, that's what you will have. With buckets and buckets (too much?), okay then, bowls and bowls of fake blood at your disposal, you go right ahead and paint that town bloody red ... this time around, quite literally.
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