Introduction: Fake a Cut Off Finger

I show you how to make a fake realistic finger cut off with a piece of bubble gum and some makeup

you need:

-skin tone makeup
-piece of soft bubble gum
-blue,red,black makeup
-butter knife

This video show you how apply the bubble gum.

and follow the step.

Step 1: The Bubble Gum Step !

First: Make sure youre bubble gum is enough soft to manipulate.

Apply right in the middle on the second join of your finger.
spread out and make clean smooth edge.

Step 2: Skin Tone.

now ,put some makeup (skine tone) all over your finger and your hand.
That make your fake cut off finger more realistic.

Best is powder makeup,but you can take liquid makeup too.

Step 3: Make the Cut

Now, make a cut in the bubble gum with a butter knife.
Make the more realistic as possible.

Step 4: Color Makeup

Now it's time to apply some color to create realistic effect.

First apply a little bit of black,after put some blue and finish with red.
Again,powder makeup work best. (halloween stuff is good too)

Step 5: Finish the Job

Finish the job with fake blood.

(fake blood recipe=Corn sirup with red food dye)

Spread like a real cut.

Now you can scare your friends and make very funny prank.


arodz made it! (author)2011-10-25

get the blue out and u get an awesome effect brilliant idea

anonymouse197 made it! (author)2011-10-08

I did something along these lines with Gum a couple of years ago, but did a take the whole finger off look. I prefer yours to be honest, as it is much easier to make the rest of the finger look still attached than it is to try and hide it. Anyway, here is the instructable I made a couple of years ago, I will certainly be rocking the severed finger look this Halloween!

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jbouffard made it! (author)2011-09-25

my mom was like WTF!!

kbrien made it! (author)2011-05-27

That's definitely a cheap way of doing the cut off finger effect, i bought the special effects wax for it. Only came across this website, its brilliant.

Honestinwilkesbarre made it! (author)2011-05-24

In all the places I've seen this tut, there are 2 questions that are always asked, but never answered.
1- What brand/flavor bubble gum are you using?
2- Pre-chewed or un-chewed?

minime12358 made it! (author)2009-10-31

P.S. Was it your inside joke that you were flicking us off?

leiamme made it! (author)leiamme2011-05-24

Yeah i noticed that! :P

matt09 made it! (author)matt092010-10-20


Paiigems made it! (author)2009-08-22

I absolutly love this was verry helpful to where i have an invit 2 do sum gruesome makeup for sum photo shoots..thank you! Here is my version of the cut off finger. The Bubble gum didnt work 4 me so i jus used this wax stuff i found & i also didnt hav any stage blood so i jus used vampire blood which kinna sux cuz its really runny & sticky..but it worked

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nubabuba made it! (author)nubabuba2011-03-26

nice, i would have gone with a little less blood though

carlpogi_11 made it! (author)2011-02-08

love it,very cool i will do it in my school to scare my classmates thank you for the design hehehe

andrew0duber made it! (author)2010-10-02

Are suppose to chew the gum??

pipotoy2004 made it! (author)2008-08-31

Where do you buy or get the fake blood

minime12358 made it! (author)minime123582009-03-05

It says in the instructable that its corn syrup and red dye

1spartan95 made it! (author)1spartan952010-07-18

adding chocolate syrup helps

junits15 made it! (author)junits152009-10-27


hackmattr made it! (author)hackmattr2009-10-18

 Halloween stores.

unknown24 made it! (author)unknown242009-04-06

you can find how to make fake blood on instructables! you should search: how to make fake blood.

minime12358 made it! (author)2009-10-31

Even easier, if on step 3 you press harder, you dont need any fake blood!

ssantiss made it! (author)ssantiss2010-04-08

 i can't stop laughing!

kmeyers made it! (author)2010-03-04

 love it. very nice and gross

firefighter1333 made it! (author)2009-10-31

well you got me grossed out... 5*

kc135576 made it! (author)2009-10-10

The picture's scary. It looks soooo real!

Patented made it! (author)2009-10-09

Very nice and realistic project!

I like the second pic on step 3 ! XD

Nykus79 made it! (author)2009-10-04

I made same way but i put it on my neck. "Warren! Broken glass fall on my neck! and a lot of bleed!" Warren saw those big cut on my neck and he fainted. YIKES!

smashbros35 made it! (author)2009-09-17

i know its fske, but the pic still game me chills lol

unknown24 made it! (author)2009-04-06

brilliant! i will try this!!!

shanudahiya made it! (author)2009-04-05

Nice idea! I appreciate that!

poolio made it! (author)2009-03-28

I tried this and it didnt work because my friend said the gum looked like a gigantic wart and that gave the trick away

golddigger1559 made it! (author)2009-03-24

i know a faster way ; D

kirstinicole made it! (author)2008-12-13

this is totally awesome! 5 stars! i also subscribed. have merry christmas and thanks for the great ideas! my dad's going to do this so he can show the guys at work that he cut off his finger and make them freak out. THANKS SO MUCH! i appreciate your time to make this.

onlyonebowman made it! (author)2008-04-27

great idea but why the blue?


Pro effects artists use dark colors, blue, brown and black, to give lacerations the illusion of being deeper than they are. Also, darker colors disguises the fact that details that should be there, aren't. (Bone, ligaments etc.) Dark colors give the visual impression of shadow, so we expect to see less therefore we "see" more.

kowala159 made it! (author)kowala1592008-05-01

If you look at the underside of your wrist, the veins will look blue, not red. This is because the blood inside your body is under oxygenated, once it gives its oxygen to what ever part of you body needs it. Since the blue is under the blood, it will look as if the veins still inside your finger that have not been cut are still working properly, as well as give the area around it a bruised look.

jasontimmer made it! (author)jasontimmer2008-09-21

yeah but- as soon as you cut yourself- it turns bright red. I wouldn't use dark colors. Have you ever cut yourself deeply? It doesn't look blue in there. It's all bright red, with some pretty yellow fat cells if you cut deep enough. :)

DaPaulness332 made it! (author)DaPaulness3322008-09-14

In humans and other hemoglobin-using creatures, oxygenated blood is bright red. This is due to oxygenated iron in the red blood cells. Deoxygenated blood is a darker shade of red, which can be seen during blood donation and when venous blood samples are taken. However, due to an optical effect caused by the way in which light penetrates through the skin, veins typically appear blue in color. This has led to a common misconception that venous blood is blue before it is exposed to air. Another reason for this misconception is that medical charts always show venous blood as blue in order to distinguish it from arterial blood which is depicted as red on the same chart.

The question I want answered is:
Why is blood spelled with two o's??

onlyonebowman made it! (author)onlyonebowman2008-05-10

oh ok that makes since

555mst555 made it! (author)2008-10-18

why the middle finger i

~INVENTOR~ made it! (author)2008-10-17

very cool!!!!!!!!!

ghicken made it! (author)2008-10-16

That looks more like scar wax / nose putty than bubble gum.

mweston made it! (author)2008-10-16

Creative use of bubble gum!

EGO! made it! (author)2008-10-16

where the heck do u get the gum to make it actually skin collor

watermelonhead made it! (author)2008-09-21


jakee117 made it! (author)2008-09-12

very cool

im a man made it! (author)2008-08-18


camilaustral made it! (author)2008-06-10

xD cool

yannyboy made it! (author)2008-05-29

do an instructable of a finger chopped OFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

JuliusDaCoolius made it! (author)2008-05-28

lol i have green gum so i painted my hand green with blue blood =]

SevereFlame made it! (author)2008-05-19

This is really awesome! It looks so realistic! You can make it even better by spreading out the bubble gum more (too much swelling currently) and not adding so much blue (it shouldn't be blue on the outside, it should be red, since I think blue blood turns red when it hits oxygen)

mgamer1093 made it! (author)2008-05-10

man thats awesome

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