DIY Beauty: How To Make Fake Blood

by Gio
how to make your own fake blood recipes

Planning to dress up as a zombie, vampire or gory monster this Halloween? Your costume wouldn’t be complete without a ton of fake blood. It adds that realistic touch that’ll make everyone reel with horror.

You can totally buy fake blood in the shops. But is it worth it if you’re gonna use it only once? The DYI route my be cheaper. Here’s how you can make your own fake blood:

1. Flour and red food coloring fake blood recipe


– 1 tablespoon of flour
– A cup of water
– 2 tablespoons of red food coloring


  1. Pour the water in a pot and add the flour.
  2. Stir until the mixture becomes smooth.
  3. Place the mixture on your range at high heat until it boils.
  4. Once it does, bring the heat down to minimum and let it simmer for about 30 minutes. Let it cool.
  5. Add the red food coloring to the mixture (I use 2 tablespoons but you can add more or less to achieve the color you want).

2. Glycerin and Red Food Dye Fake Blood


– 60 gr of glycerin
– 60 gr of gelatine
– 2 tablespoons of red food dye
– 55 ml of water


  • Mix the ingredient together in a bowl or pan.
  • Then, place it on your range until everything’s melted.
  • Add the red floor dye (as much as you need to get the color you want; I use 2 tablespoons).
  • Now, place the mixture in the microwave for a little while, just to make it softer.

Have you ever made fake blood? Share your experience in the comments below.

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xin October 7, 2011 - 9:46 am

oh dear! i had a shock when the pic loaded! would be fun to make my own blood if there is a need 😉

beautifulwithbrains October 7, 2011 - 6:47 pm

Xin, oh, sorry! It’s fun indeed, I hope you’ll have the chance to try it one day. 🙂

Trisha October 7, 2011 - 7:02 pm

This is awesome. 🙂 And very good timing. I don’t have concrete plans for Halloween yet, but I think it may involve blood now.

beautifulwithbrains October 7, 2011 - 8:45 pm

Trisha, if you do something with these recipes, I’d love to see the results. I’m sure your costume would be awesome! 🙂

Annie October 8, 2011 - 2:17 am

I am looking forward to trying this!! Our Haunted House always takes so much blood this will help me not have to buy 10 or 11 Gallons!! Thank you so much. BTW can anyone tell me which one works best on walls?? (sticking I mean) Thank you!!

beautifulwithbrains October 8, 2011 - 8:12 pm

Annie, you’re welcome. I’m glad you could help. I’m sure your Haunted House will look really scary and these recipes will definitely help you save some money. Mm, I actually have never tried using them on walls (I usually just use it on myself or friends), but I guess the second one would be best for walls.

Aya October 8, 2011 - 2:30 am

Perfect for Halloween! I haven’t made fake blood before but this sounds fun to do 😀

beautifulwithbrains October 8, 2011 - 7:57 pm

Aya, it is! And it’s not that difficult to do either! 🙂

Katherine October 17, 2012 - 8:32 pm

this looks awesome :). I hope it doesn’t stain my clothes… and will it be sticky?

beautifulwithbrains October 17, 2012 - 9:48 pm

Katherine, they will be a bit sticky initially and unfortunately they will stain clothes, especially the second recipe. Make sure you use them with caution and don’t wear your best clothes when you do.

Janessa October 23, 2012 - 3:31 am

I didn’t know about the glycerin method! Someone told me that crystallized honey with food coloring makes good wounds 😀 and scars.

beautifulwithbrains October 23, 2012 - 5:49 am

Janessa, that’s good to know! Thanks for sharing. 🙂


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