How to concoct fake blood.

How to concoct fake blood.


How to concoct fake blood


We have all seen badly made horror movies, where blood is applied liberally to every surface imaginable. Some of us have even tried to make our own ‘fake blood’ by adding corn starch to water and drowning it in red food colouring. While this works, and is entertaining when you’re a kid and all you want to do is make a mess, there are better ways of going about it and while it might take more than a few seconds to make, the result will be surprisingly close to the consistency and look of real blood.


What you’ll need to have on hand before you can begin mixing your ingredients is: water, corn/golden syrup, food colouring (red, blue and green), flour, corn starch, chocolate syrup and/or maple syrup.


Once all of your ingredients are in order, you are ready to begin the basic mixture. Combine one part water with three parts corn or maple syrup, then add drops of red food colouring gradually and mix gently by stirring. Continue adding drops until the shade resembles that of real blood (always err on the side of caution as it’s easier to add more if you need). Add a small amount of blue or green food coloring to achieve a more realistic shade.


Add sifted flour or corn starch to your mixture to thicken it up, and whisk or stir it gently until smooth. If small lumps form, wait about a minute and the lumps will float to the top where you can remove them easily. Stir in thick chocolate or maple syrup until the desired consistency (and flavour) is reached.


Maple syrup will add a bit of a brown colouring to it, and make it thicker and stickier. Make sure you don’t use too much, or your end product will be a sticky mess.


At this point, you can adjust the colour by carefully adding drops of food colouring at your discretion. Let the mixture sit for ten minutes in a warm environment. This will give it some time to thicken and coagulate.


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