DIY: Fake Blood

October 10, 2017

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Halloween is just around the corner and signals the beginning of a spending spree that continues through the New Year.  We're here to help save your hard-earned cash with some DIY projects, including a recipe to make fake blood for your Halloween costume or party and there's a good chance you already have these ingredients in your cupboard.  You'll need red, blue and green food coloring, flour, corn syrup, shallow bowl, toothpicks and cooking spray.  First, spray the bowl with the cooking spray and add a teaspoon of flour and half a teaspoon of red food color in the bowl.  Spray a tablespoon with cooking spray and fill it with corn syrup.  As you add that into the mixture, use a toothpick to harvest the tiniest drop of blue and green food coloring to darken the red so it doesn't have a fake look. You can add chocolate sauce to thicken the mixture (and darken it) if necessary and water to thin it out. Finally, if your fake blood is not meant for kids, your mouth or fingers, add a little laundry detergent to the mix as it will help make it easier to get it out of clothing.


  • 1/2 teaspoon red food coloring
  • 1 tiny drop blue food coloring
  • 1 tiny drop green food coloring (optional)
  • 1 scant teaspoon flour, sifted
  • 1 tablespoon corn syrup
  • 1 small shallow glass or plastic bowl
  • 1 toothpick
  • Cooking spray
  • Water (optional)
  • Chocolate sauce (optional)
  • Liquid laundry soap (optional) 


  • Add flour and red food coloring to the mixing bowl.
  • Spritz your tablespoon with cooking spray and use it to add corn syrup to the mix.
  • Use the toothpick to add the tiniest drop of blue food coloring. You can always add more. Add the same amount of green food coloring if you need it to be more purple. Stir with a small whisk or spoon until well blended (and not lumpy).
  • Adjust the recipe using additional food coloring, chocolate sauce (to thicken & Darken), water (to thin out mix) or laundry detergent (to make it easier to remove from clothing-DO NOT USE IF FAKE BLOOD IS FOR CHILDREN OR WILL BE NEAR MOUTH AND/OR EYES) as needed.

SOURCE: SheKnows

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