No-Cook Edible Fake Blood for Mouth Wounds, Etc.

About: 2 comedy sketch filmmakers living and crafting our way down the route.

Fake blood can be a real challenge---too red, too clear, too...fake. But this recipe is thick, you don't have to cook, is totally safe to eat and not too many ingredients -- unfortunately they probably won't be found right in your cupboard unless you live w/ grandma. So sometimes its easier to buy fake blood capsules and be done but if that's not feasible cuz it's 3am or you live in a small town, go to the grocery store and make this.

Credits: This recipe is inspired by horror- sci-fi Troma film director, Lloyd Kaufman's recipe in his book "Make Your Own Damn Movie." Unfortunately his didn't do it for me so, thanks Lloyd, I had to Make My Own Damn Fake Blood recipe too.

Step 1: Ingredients

You will need:

Food Coloring : Red and Blue
LIGHT Karo (or other brand) corn syrup
mixing bowl
*optional measuring cup and spoons

Step 2: Coloring

I started with 20mL of corn syrup because the red food coloring does NOT go far. I don't need tons, I just need it for some knocked out teeth in an upcoming short. This guide is therefor based on 20mL (less than 1/8cup) of corn syrup.

You will need to drop in 50, yes fifty, drops of red. It takes a lot to lose the clear brightness of the food coloring. The blue is the special ingredient (thanks Lloyd). But be careful. Use only 1 or 2 drops of blue. It turns burgundy-blueberry pie filling looking quick and then you have to start over. So:

1 or 2 drops of Blue per 50 drops of Red.

Step 3: Adding Flour

The flour will really help the blood lose its transparency. Add it slow because it gums up and you'll have to add more corn syrup and food coloring if you add too much.

I started with 1/2 tsp of flour, mixed it in and sprinkled more in until it was no longer clear but still syrupy.

Step 4: Mix and Go!

Mix it up and pour it into an airtight container and its ready to take on location!

Step 5: Gross!

Smear it all over your mouth and cry in pain when the direction yells, "ACTION"

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    38 Discussions


    3 years ago

    Wanting to try putting a drizzle of this on my cupcakes.


    4 years ago on Introduction

    You can also buy fake blood from Gravity & Momentum. Non toxic and won't stain, plus you don't have to spend a bunch of time and make a mess in your kitchen.


    7 years ago on Introduction

    You know if you add flavoring it would taste so bad. Like say you were to use this as a drink for a vampire or such


    7 years ago on Introduction

    Add caffeine powder and then you'll get a rush from drinking it :D


    7 years ago on Step 2

    Just a suggestion, but to get the blood darker without having to use a boat-load of red dye, try adding a little bit of chocolate syrup or chocolate sauce. It adds some darkness to the mixture AND improves the flavour! (Provided you like chocolate, that is.)

    i havent yet tried using this, and i was just wondering would it be cheaper for me to buy all the ingrediants to make this or just buy the blood capsules?? and if i did choose to make this, would any of the ingrediants irritate my eczema??


    7 years ago on Introduction

    I've used maple syrup and it worked really well, the darkness of it actually helps with getting the "blood" colour right.


    8 years ago on Introduction

    HA can you use maple syrup as an alternative just for taste wise?


    its not, there two different things

    they dont sell corn syrup here in the uk, but you can use liquid glucise as a substitute

    I did this years ago and it was good, but sticky. And I HATE sticky. I'm almost positive it was the same recipe too, but maybe I'm wrong and this isn't as sticky.


    9 years ago on Introduction

    crap im on my phone on this on my way to a and e because of this