How to Make Fake Blood


Fake blood is an effective scare tool whether for a Halloween party or just for gags, and we’re going to show you some easy ways on how to make fake blood. Depending on your activities, they can also be edible if you want. You don’t have to be a professional makeup artist to splash some on your body parts and make it look real.

To complete your scary look, if you’re dressing up with fake blood, you also need an effective makeup. But you need to choose the character that you want to be and make sure it fits. Here are some of the creepiest makeup ideas that you can start with. If you’re planning a night with a scary theme, you could also tell stories and these top 10 strangest doppelganger stories work all the time.

How to Make Fake Blood That’s Edible

If your activity involves kids, it’s probably best to make the fake blood edible just so it’s safer.

Things You Will Need

  • Blender
  • ½ cup red fruit punch
  • 1 cup corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons red food coloring
  • chocolate syrup
  • cornstarch
  • cocoa powder


  • Blend Ingredients

    Combine all your ingredients into a blender. This is the first step on how to make fake blood. If your blender has a blitz button, blitz them for about 30 seconds and let the ingredients combine until they form a smooth fake blood. Do this repeatedly, stopping for a moment so that the lumps are blended properly. Alternatively, you can also use a food processor. These are the top 10 best baby food processors.

  • Adjust the Color

    You may not get the color perfectly the first time so you need to make some adjustments. Test out the color of the fake blood by dipping a spoon and drizzling some on a paper towel. If it’s too pale, add some more red food coloring. If the red color is too bright, you can add some chocolate syrup. Blend them again.

  • Adjust the Consistency

    You might also want to thicken the mixture if you want to perfect how to make fake blood. If you want it to be a bit globby or lumpy, add some more corn syrup. The fake blood will be a bit diluted after this so you would need to add in a few drops of red food coloring as well.

Alternatively, you can use powdered sugar or flour to make edible fake blood.

Dried Fake Blood

We’ll also teach you how to make fake blood that’s a bit dried so it’s more realistic, depending on the look you want to achieve and your costume. This is also great for smearing.

  • Mix

    Combine some chocolate syrup, 1/3 cup of laundry detergent and a few teaspoons of red food coloring. You won’t need any special tools as long as you mix them thoroughly.

  • Smear

    Now that you’ve learned another way on how to make fake blood, you can smear it wherever you want like on a shower curtain, window, your lab coat or costume.

  • Dry

    Dry out the fake blood by using a blow dryer.

Remember that this type is not edible so avoid putting it on your skin as much as possible.

Ready to Use Products

For those who want something that’s ready to use, here are some products and kits that are available.

Rubies 16-Ounce Fake Blood

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Hollywood Makeup Center

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There are other variations on how to make fake blood. You can experiment and add a few extra ingredients to adjust its color and consistency depending on how you want it to look.