Make Fake Blood

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Introduction

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Your "scare-a-thon" is not complete without fake blood. Have you ever wondered how Hollywood makes amazingly realistic blood? Making fake blood is not that hard and it is not a rocket science. It might surprise you that making it is very simple. You can even make some of your everyday kitchen ingredients. Try this simple recipe to make your very own "Hollywood style" fake blood. It is great and useful for any event where a little scare treatment can be fun. If you've been to the mall and looked for local brands of stage blood, you might have noticed that it isn't cheap. So how will you make your own, knowing that ketchup is not enough to fool your friends? And don't get the wrong idea here; you won't need to use your own blood either.

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Things to remember

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Do not fret when the mixture you mix in the bowl is not the same color as you put it on your skin. Real blood isn't really red as you know; it is reddish-brown in reality. Remember that real blood isn't see-through and transparent. In making fake blood, you have to target to make it look opaque like real blood. Making fake blood can be really messy and so you should exercise proper defense (gloves, apron, and working clothes). If your hands become a red mess after working with your recipe, simply mix a batch of Oxiclean® to use as hand-wash, and you can also use this to clean your clothes afterwards.

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Fake Blood Essentials

Ingredients

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    1 red food coloring{
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    1 blue food coloring
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    1 green food coloring (optional)
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    1 sifted teaspoon flour
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    1 bottle corn syrup
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    1 small shallow glass or plastic bowl
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    1 toothpick
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    Cooking spray
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    Cocoa Powder
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    Chocolate syrup (optional)
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    Water (optional)
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    Liquid laundry soap (optional)
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Instructions

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    Add the flour and about 1/2 teaspoon of red food coloring to a mixing bowl (preferably clear).
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    Spray your tablespoon with your cooking spray and then use it, add corn syrup into the mix.
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    Use a toothpick to add a tiny drop of blue food coloring.
    If this wasn't enough, add more, but in tiny drops. Now add the same amount of green food coloring if you need the blood to be purpler. Stir with a small whisk or a spoon until the mixture is smooth and not lumpy.
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    You can adjust any part of the recipe simply by adding more ingredients into the mix.
    Add food coloring, water, or laundry detergent, chocolate sauce or any other vicious liquid you have in your house.
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Other ways to make Fake Blood

Movie-set Blood

  1. 1
    Mix 3 parts of water-soluble hair gel (any brand) and a part of water-soluble personal lubricant in a bowl.
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    Now add tiny drops of red food coloring and bits of blue and green, remembering to use a toothpick to control the amount.
    Do this until you achieve the desired amount of shade.
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    Put in a little of chocolate syrup for your desired consistency.
    Now you're done! This recipe will make permanent blood stains and is perfect for wall and cloth splatters.
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Cocoa Blood (Edible)

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    Simply combine corn syrup with red food coloring until your desired shade is reached.
    Adding more blue and green food dye will make a more realistic shade.
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    Add a small amount of cocoa powder; measure it up to 3 tablespoons.
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    Thicken your blood with tablespoons of cornstarch or flour.
    A small amount of water can thin your mixture if necessary.
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Precautions

Glass or plastic Bowl

You should be careful regarding the type of container you use for creating your fake blood. Red food coloring stains porcelain and plasticware, especially if it's left in the container for extended periods of time. Only use bowls which you don't really use or treasure. If you will be making blood for future events, you can just store it with the label "fake blood" on your shelf.

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Liquid Laundry Detergent

Mixing liquid detergent with your fake blood recipe will allow the mixture to be more easily washed off if it comes into contact with your clothes,. Understand that it may not work on all clothes. Do not add liquid detergent when the blood will be used by kids as they may accidentally swallow some of it. Likewise, do not let fake blood mixed with liquid detergent near your mouth.

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Water and Chocolate Syrup

Both of these ingredients can be utilized to adjust the viciousness of your fake blood mixture. Putting more chocolate syrup in the mix will thicken it while adding more water to it will thin it. Be careful in adding more chocolate, as this can make your blood darker. Otherwise, you can just settle for cornstarch or flour.

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Flour

Flour is used as a thickener. Refrain from using extra corn syrup as thickener, as it gives the blood a weird sticky look. You can also utilize cornstarch instead of flour as well; just use less or simply use the chocolate syrup.

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Fake Blood in Action

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Are you ready to put your fake blood to the test?! Putting it directly on your clothes and skin is cool, but if you want a Hollywood style action themed blood splatter action, you can try the "squib". It technically is a part of a stunt. To pull off this quirky stunt, simply put a small plastic bag containing fake blood inside your clothes and when you get injured, simply clutch the bag and the blood seeps out of the plastic bag and through the clothing, showing a very realistic blood spatter.

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Questions and Answers

How can I make fake blood that stains thin plastic sheets?

Most of the fake blood recipes I've found related to staining cloth or walls etc. I'm making some dummies for Halloween and wrapping them up in thin white plastic trash bags. I'm afraid that these traditional recipes wouldn't stick. Is there a way to create fake blood that will dry and stain the plastic realistically?

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The food coloring example to make fake blood outlined in the great VisiHow article above will stain the plastic bags. It may take a while for the fake blood to dry, however, and it could run down the plastic bags in a way that might not look realistic to you. Your can also paint the bag with a thicker red and brown paint mixture that will stick better on the back, though the thicker paint won't run like real blood would unless you paint artificial lines onto the bags. The best option you have is to use the food coloring method outlined in the great VisiHow how-to guide above, but add additional chocolate syrup and flour. You will want to create a few different versions of the fake blood, each ranging from the recommended amount of chocolate syrup and flour to double, triple, and even quadruple the amount, and test it on four different trash bags to find the mixture that you find suitable for your Halloween dummies. Happy Halloween!

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Whats cooking spray? Can we use something else in its stead?

I don't know what cooking spray is, and its definitely not available near by. So what can we use instead of it?

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Do you know of a fake blood recipe that is safe on automotive paint?

I want to do hand prints on my car with fake blood and want it to be able to stay on the car for a week and still be able to wash it off easily. Maybe minor scrubbing.. I have tried: Nothing because it seems most things are not automotive safe. I think it was caused by: Things made with sugar seem like an awful idea as well as anything with dawn in it

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How to make edible fake blood for the science fair?

I don't exactly know the ingredients used for edible fake blood. I have tried: I have tried to use the internet to search for edible fake blood but none of the sites have exactly what I'm looking for

Here is one good recipe.

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    Prepare syrup.
    • 350 g (12.3 oz) of sugar;
    • 155 ml (5 oz) of hot water;
    • 2/3 tablespoon citric acid;
    • 1/4 tablespoon of baking soda.
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    Prepare the fake blood.
    Prepare the syrup from step 1 and prepare two or three coloring agents (red, blue, and yellow (this one is optional)).
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    Add sugar into hot water and stir.
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    Put the mix into a pan and boil it.
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    Add citric acid.
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    Cover the pan with a lid that covers the pan completely.
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    Cook for 45 minutes.
    Do not overcook the fake blood or it will turn brown and thick.
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    Cool down the syrup a bit.
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    Add baking soda.
    Wait for 5 minutes until foam stops to emerge.
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    Now, the final stage.
    Pour 450 ml (15 oz) of the syrup into a bowl.
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    Add a teaspoon of red coloring agent.
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    Add a drop of blue coloring agent.
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    You may add just a little of yellow coloring agent.
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