How to Make Fake Blood

Looking to take your Halloween costume or decor to the next level? Make this easy, edible fake blood recipe using things you probably already have in your pantry. This recipe is scary and realistic and only takes about one minute to make.

Fake blood

Fake Blood Recipe for Halloween

Make this easy, edible fake blood recipe using things you probably already have in your pantry.

Photo by: The Crafty Lumberjacks

The Crafty Lumberjacks

Tools and Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup corn syrup
  • 20 drops of red food coloring (or pomegranate, beet or cranberry juice)
  • 2 teaspoons of cocoa powder
  • bowl
  • whisk
Tools and ingredients needed to make fake blood

Photo by: The Crafty Lumberjacks

The Crafty Lumberjacks

1. Combine Corn Syrup and Food Coloring

Add the corn syrup to a bowl and slowly mix in the food coloring while stirring with a whisk. Corn syrup is the perfect base for fake blood because it has a thick and sticky consistency. You could use the mixture as is, but the next step will really take it to the next level. Tip: Alternatives for food coloring include pomegranate juice, beet juice or cranberry juice.

Food coloring

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The Crafty Lumberjacks

2. Slowly Mix in Cocoa Powder

Once the food coloring and corn syrup are well combined, slowly add in the cocoa powder while mixing. Continue to mix until the cocoa powder is dissolved and there are no clumps. The cocoa powder adds depth to the color and takes it from cartoonish to realistic. It also makes it smell great! Tip: Add extra food coloring if needed to achieve the vibrancy you’re looking for. No cocoa powder? Use chocolate syrup instead.

You can make this blood recipe ahead of time, just store it in an airtight container in a refrigerator for up to three weeks. This concoction is perfect for dripping and splattering, but beware, it will stain any clothing it lands on. It works great as makeup and is edible. Don’t forget to be safe and test a small amount of fake blood on your skin to make sure you don’t have any reactions before wearing.

Skeleton hand and fake blood

Photo by: The Crafty Lumberjacks

The Crafty Lumberjacks

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