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How to Make Washable Fake Blood, for a Realistic Handprint, Cake, or Hitchcock Scene

Updated on June 8, 2019
A fake blood handprint. Halloween party decorating idea.
A fake blood handprint. Halloween party decorating idea.

Throw a ghoulish party and creep out your guests!

Of all the decorations you can use for Halloween, fake blood is the easiest to make in your home and the most cost-effective. You can create incredibly creepy effects without spending a lot of money, using these recipes which are 100% safe and natural. Most of these recipes call for corn syrup to give them the same texture as real blood, and a few drops of yellow or blue food coloring to obtain the reddish-brown hue of real blood.

You can also use these blood recipes in your halloween costumes, but be careful what you put them on. Many of them may stain nice fabrics, so I recommend that you use them on decorations that are only for Halloween, or that you put down old sheets or fabrics on furniture and walls, before going wild with your bloodbath. Allow a couple of hours for it to dry before your party.

How to make fake blood realistic
How to make fake blood realistic

Classic Fake Blood

1 cup corn syrup

1 tablespoon water

2 tablespoons red food coloring

1 teaspoon yellow food coloring

Mix all of the ingredients together, and voila! You're in business.

Fake blood cake
Fake blood cake

Chocolate Fake Blood

1 cup hot water (not boiling, but at least hot enough to dissolve the cocoa powder)

8 tablespoons of corn syrup

2 tablespoons of powdered cocoa (dark chocolate powder is the best, find it in the baking section)

2 teaspoons of red food coloring

Blend the water and cocoa together until all of the lumps disappear and then add the rest of the ingredients.

Fake blood!
Fake blood!

Very Realistic Fake Blood- for a Hitchcock movie

2/3 cup corn syrup

1/3 cup hot water

5 tablespoons corn starch

4 teaspoons red food coloring

1 tablespoon cocoa powder

2 drops of green or yellow food coloring

Mix the cocoa powder with the water, then add the corn starch. Make sure there are no lumps. Add the corn syrup and mix together well. While mixing, slowly add the food coloring until you achieve your desired color.


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    • stephaniedas profile imageAUTHOR

      Stephanie Das 

      8 years ago from Miami, US

      Hi Jayden- Sure thing. The corn syrup is there because blood of viscous, so something else you can do is buy a tiny little bit of papier mache mix from a craft store and mix it with some water, let it sit so the water gets gooey, and mix it with food coloring like I've outlined in the hub. Don't use the whole packet, as it will become like glue. This will wash away with water. Have fun and good luck.

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      8 years ago

      I really want a releastic fake blood with out having corn syrup and chocolate surup and stuff just a simple one can you please help me??

    • stephaniedas profile imageAUTHOR

      Stephanie Das 

      8 years ago from Miami, US

      You're welcome- I'm glad you liked it.

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      Tammy Frost 

      8 years ago from Oregon

      This is very informational. Thanks


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