Special Effects 31 – DIY Blood from Household Ingredients

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My son, T., has become interested in special effects make-up. He’s learning how to do some pretty cool effects.  Today he’ll show you how to make some fake blood with household ingredients.
child's hand with rivulet and drops of DIY fake blood and text overlay reading DIY Special Effects Blood
 
 
Start with these supplies: corn starch, corn syrup, red food coloring, green food coloring, small measuring cup, 1/4 tsp measuring spoon, small plastic cup and a stirring stick or spoon.
Plastic bag of white powder with "corn starch" written on it, bottle of sugar syrup, red and green food coloring bottles, measuring cup, blue measuring spoon and clear plastic cup with white stir stick
First, pour 1/4 cup corn syrup into the plastic cup.
hand pouring bottle of sugar syrup into measuring cup on blue table cloth
 
 
Add 3-4 drops of red food coloring and mix completely.
hand squeezing red food coloring into clear cup of clear liquid
 
 
Add 1 drop of green food coloring.  Be careful to add 1 drop or you’ll end up with alien blood instead of fake human blood.  Mix  completely.
clear cup of red liquid with green food coloring bottle and red stained paper towel
Add 1/4 tsp corn starch and mix completely.
blue measuring spoon dropping white powder into dark colored liquid
 
Check the consistency. It should be slightly thick, not too runny, but not like pudding.
hand holding white stirring stick with thick red liquid dropping into cup of red liquid
Drip, pour or drench as you like.  Bwahaha.  Happy Halloween.
child's hand with rivulet and drops of DIY fake blood

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6 Comments

  1. Hi T – I am thinking that our happy scarecrow out front is going to turn into a zombie scarecrow for Halloween… and I’ll be using these ideas. This is very cool! Pay attention in school and make good decisions today. Hugs, Mrs. B.

  2. WOWWWWW
    We don’t celebrate Halloween (we have quite a similar holiday but in a few months), but I think, no, I KNOW my nephews will be thrilled to see this.
    Thanks for the tutorial 🙂

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