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How to Make Edible Fake Blood Using Maple Syrup

Updated on November 12, 2011
Your common maple syrup.
Your common maple syrup. | Source

Maple syrup?

Many people use corn syrup when making fake blood. However, in some countries, it is not readily available in the supermarket, or if it is, it is expensive. When my aunt went shopping for ingredients for my fake blood, she ended up bringing home maple syrup. I was doubtful at first, but when we made the blood, I was more than satisfied with the outcome. Maple syrup is cheaper; here in the Philippines, one bottle only costs more or less than P100 (less than $3). Besides, if you're planning to put the blood in your mouth, this is a good choice since it tastes good!

What you will need:

The good thing about this recipe is that it only involves four readily-available ingredients that you can easily find in your kitchen.

  • a bottle of maple syrup (or more)
  • red food color (liquid food color is better than the powdered form)
  • blue food color
  • cornstarch
  • a bowl
  • a spoon for mixing

It's easy to do it!

  1. In a bowl, pour the maple syrup.
  2. Add two to four drops of red food color. Just add more until the desired redness is achieved.
  3. Now you see, real blood is not that bright, so you may want to add a drop or two of blue food color to achieve that realistic dark color. But don't overdo it or it will turn purple, and there's no other way to undo it but to start all over again! It won't turn red by adding more red.
  4. If it appears too pink or transparent, add a spoonful or two of cornstarch until the desired consistency is achieved. Mix well until all the lumps are dissolved. (Real blood is neither too watery nor too thick, but you want it to be thick enough to maintain that look where blood is slowly dripping from your face or anywhere in your body.

I'm crying out BLOOOOD!
I'm crying out BLOOOOD!
A simple prosthetic I made on my arm, with the blood made from this recipe.
A simple prosthetic I made on my arm, with the blood made from this recipe.

That's it! Just remember that you can always experiment on your own until you get the kind of fake blood that you want.

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      5 years ago

      THANK YOU!

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      NICKYNACKYNOO 5 years ago

      BRILLIANT!!!

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