Introduction: School Scars

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Have you ever wanted to make fake scars, for lets say getting out of class or for a neat Halloween costume, but don't want to pay the 8-10 bucks a bottle for latex? Well, here is the solution, using only items found in a household or at school I created a fake scar that can pass for a real one from a distance of 5 or 6 feet away.

Step 1: Gather Your Supplies

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For this Instructable, you will need a few toothpicks, a few q tips, some wax paper, colored pencils, a red pen, a red marker, and some rubber cement. You can start by placing a small <> shaped (ovular with pointed edges) don't be too neat because normal scars aren't.

Step 2: Make a Reservoir

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Just make a thin and long canyon or reservoir in the center of your glob of rubber cement.

Step 3: Now for the Bruising

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Let the rubber cement sit for a bit, but not for too long. Around 5 minutes or until it starts to feel or look more gooey. Then after that, bust out your colored pencils from an art kit, or just colored pencils. Take the pencils and run them through a manual pencil sharpener at an angle, so the shavings coming out of it are only colored pencil, no wood. What this does is create a really low grade makeup. The colors you will need is a deep red, black, a light purple, and a dark purple. To start, use a paintbrush(dry) and dab it into the black makeup and apply it near the center of the scar, then overlay some red onto that. After that, apply the darker purple on the inside, and the lighter purple on the outside of the scar.

Step 4: Apply Blood

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Take your red pen and your marker(not shown) and make an uneven, random line in the middle of the scar, don't be too neat, or outlandish, it will look fake if you do. After that, go ahead and cut it out, you don't have to yet, but it helps with bending if you do.

Step 5: Add Scar Tissue

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Well, you may think you are done, and can be if you would prefer a less realistic scar, but in most cases scars develop tissue around the laceration, so this part is easy, simply layer on some more rubber cement around the OUTSIDE of the scar, by outside I mean not in the blood area.

Step 6: Application

To apply the scar, find a colored pencil or pastel that best matches your skin, and use it as blush to make it blend in to your skin better. After that, use skin friendly(Elmer's glue) to apply it to you wherever. I recommend putting it on your wrist for best results. Enjoy making people queasy!


gear-guy (author)2009-09-03

I tried this last year, couldnt find any pva glue. couldnt be bothered going to the shop to buy some, decided to use hot glue instead, Big ow real scar.

HVahead (author)gear-guy2011-10-03


J@50n (author)gear-guy2009-09-26

you could also try: buying some white gum. chew the gum, spread it on skin, make a slit in the gum, apply black color in the slit and red color (color = makeup). there are instructables with that version.

Shiri1432 (author)2011-07-12

put it on your face! Then what you can do is make up this really funny story on how you got this huge scab on your face!

Yerboogieman (author)2008-04-13

in wood shop, me and my friends were hitting each other with metal rulers, idk i thought it was pretty fun

that wasnt random at all...

Neither was that.

lol. yea... whtv.

O___O Hahaha thats wat my friend did to herself once! kind of. well i was holding a metal ruler and she likes to smack people and she went to smack me and i hit her with the rule at a reflex and ya so that was akward...

s.orellanawps (author)2010-04-01

Dude thats epic im so going to scare my mom shes gonna freak.
But how do i make it blend with my skin its not white its dark but not black (not trying to be racist) can u please help?

Rye2121 (author)2008-08-09

nice job! i made my mom cry, almost puke, and then she took me to the hospital... then i told her it was fake.

Wafflicious (author)Rye21212009-09-07

Thats mean.

Rye2121 (author)Rye21212008-08-18

i was kidding about the puke thing =)

tanmanknex (author)Rye21212009-05-19


Rye2121 (author)Rye21212008-08-09

5 stars BTW !

alexh934 (author)Rye21212008-08-11

hah! that a true story?

Rye2121 (author)alexh9342008-08-12


watermelonhead (author)Rye21212008-08-18

i bet you got grounded for forever :D

Matt21497 (author)2009-07-07

Better then what me and my friends do to make fake blood. We take out a red pen pull out the ink.pull out the tip of the ink cartridge and then blow in the oppisite end of the tip to spew red bloody ink onto our hands. i just realized this is why i have no red pens at school ever

eomonkeyboi24 (author)2008-10-20

NICE JOB MATE! Looks good, but i might make mine a little different shaped. It kinda looks like a woman's reproductive organ,

ya mean a va-j-j?

Yea, but i didn't want to say the real word and have my comment removed. :P

I had a very random day... that day i mean

Whatcha mean?

just udder randosity... no perticular thing really. more depressed than anything but.... yeah, have a great holiday season!

Thanks you too, I hope it's just the "winter blues". Good luck to ya man.

flameinphoenix (author)2008-12-14

enhamrenfhalm... wrist not best idea. people think you are suicidal, go to guidance, make a fuss, and you get in serious trouble.... NOT GOOD

Sunny124613 (author)2008-08-10

this is really cool, next time i will put this on my neck he he

lol that was random


sorry? i thought it was funny.

thnx,it would just be to scare some people

GorillazMiko (author)2008-03-15

Not bad, but there are a few on Instructables that are really just amazing.

A.C.E. (author)GorillazMiko2008-10-21

yes, there are a few scar instructables that are amazing, but this is on a budget. liquid latex is more expensive than glue, and you cant find it everywhere.

Flumpkins (author)2008-05-11

Your colorblind? What colors do you see other colors as? Does everything look negative? What color is this text? Sory for being so annoying.. I am just curious

T3hpw9ag3 (author)Flumpkins2008-05-13

Well in technicality, I would be considered partial colorblind because I do not see in black and white. I do however have troubles pointing out colors, such as the combinations red and green, blue and purple, orange and red, yellow and light green, and so on. It is difficult to explain.

mg0930mg (author)T3hpw9ag3 2008-10-07


T3hpw9ag3 (author)T3hpw9ag3 2008-05-13

OH, and PS. I do not see in negative. And I forgot the colors brown and green. Whenever anything is really dark, like a dark car, I cannot see what color it is, because all really dark shades look black to me.

Flumpkins (author)T3hpw9ag3 2008-05-14

I feel bad for you still though..

!Andrew_Modder! (author)2008-03-16

really your colorblind? wow, well anyway the coloring is great and lol i probably couldent have done better.

Yeah, a lot of people don't believe that I'm colorblind. I had my friends help me decide which ones blended best.

!Andrew_Modder! (author)2008-03-15

lol not bad

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