How to Make Fake Blood

by Cathy Cao

A simple tutorial on making fake blood! It's good for last minute, gory costumes!


  • Liquid glue
  • Water
  • Cocoa powder
  • Red food coloring
  • Corn starch
  • Container or plate
  • Mixing stick
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Heres how to make fake blood! It's super easy, quick, and effective!

    Step 2

    Start with your container ready. Pour in some glue into the container or plate. Note: there are no exact measurements, make as much or as little as YOU need.

    Step 3

    Then, mix in a few drops of water to make the glue more runny. This step is optional, depending on how thick you want your blood to be.

    Step 4

    Clear Elmer's glue with the water.

    Step 5

    Then, add a pinch of cocoa powder and mix well. After that, add 2-4 drops of red food coloring.

    Step 6

    If you were wondering, the cocoa powder makes the blood a richer, darker red colour. You don't need cocoa powder, but it is recommended.

    Step 7

    Remember to keep mixing! The glue DOES dry! Also, I eyeballed the measurements, you don't have to be perfect.

    Step 8

    Add a small pinch of corn starch to thicken the mixture slightly.

    Step 9

    You should have something like this.

    Step 10

    That's it! I recommend using this immediately because the glue does dry. Don't store it or else you have ruined you container!

    Step 11

    This does come off with water and soap, and it may leave a pink stain that will come off of your skin. Idk whether it comes off of clothing, but the glue should've dried on your skin by then.

    Step 12

    I'm dying!!!

    Step 13

    Best application (In my opinion): drop a dot of the fake blood onto your skin, then use your mixing stick to draw circles in the blood. Blood is messy! Don't be afraid to go crazy with your blood!

    Step 14

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