How to Make Fake Blood

Scare the crap out of people this Halloween by sporting some very realistic fake blood.


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You Will Need

  • 20.0 oz A bottle of light corn syrup
  • Red, blue, and yellow food coloring
  • 20.0 oz Cough syrup (optional)
  • Chicken livers (optional)


  1. Step 1

    Pour corn syrup in bowl

    Pour 16 ounces of light corn syrup into a bowl.

  2. Step 2

    Add red food coloring

    Add one tablespoon of red food coloring.

  3. Step 3

    Mix thoroughly

    Mix thoroughly.

  4. You can substitute clear cough syrup for the corn syrup.

  5. Step 4

    Mix in blue & yellow food coloring

    To darken the blood, mix in one drop of blue and yellow food coloring.

  6. Need some guts to take the gore level over the top? Mix in some chicken livers.

  7. Step 5

    Smear on hands

    Smear it on your hands, and let the bloodbath begin—you're deranged, you're a zombie, you're a psycho killer on the loose and if you're not careful, you're going to stain something with that red dye.

  8. "Hemophobia" is the abnormal fear of blood.