With Halloween just around the corner, its time for some festivities and decorations. While it may cost you a small fortune to pick up a good costume for your kid this Halloween, and get the best of the props to accompany it, who says you can’t do it yourself at home?
Here is a quick list of some great recipes to create realistic looking fake blood for Halloween right in your kitchen.
Edible Fake Blood (For Foods)
Edible fake blood works best for when you’re baking a batch of cookies or attempting to create something that looks scary and tastes yummy at the same time. Here are a few ways you can create blood using some basic kitchen ingredients.
- The basic and simplest way to create fake blood is to mix some red food coloring with water until it attains the desired color. You can use this fake blood to splatter onto your foods.
- This fake blood actually tastes yummy-it is nothing but a simple mix of some food coloring (red and blue) with some chocolate syrup. The chocolate syrup doesn’t just leave the blood tasting great, but also gives it a thicker consistency. If you don’t have chocolate syrup on hand, you could also use some other thickener- a mixture of cornstarch and water also works great as a thickener when heated and stirred continuously
- This fake blood is probably the yummiest one you can make, and the best part is, you don’t even need food coloring to make it. All you need to do is simply mix together powdered chocolate, corn syrup, flour or corn starch and some cherry cool aid powder.
- Got a jar of unused peanut butter? Try this quick fake blood- mix together creamy peanut butter with some corn syrup, chocolate sauce and red and blue food coloring. This fake blood will work great with many dessert foods.
- Looking for a version of fake blood that works with spicy dishes? Try mixing barbeque marinade with some unsweetened chocolate powder and molasses.
- Got some leftover ketchup? Mix together some water, food coloring and corn syrup with it until it achieves the desired consistency and color- perfect for a scary meal for children.
Non-Edible Fake Blood (For Decorations)
Be it for Halloween decorations or pretty much anything else, there are tons of ways to create fake blood and other gross props that are commonly used for these occasions. The key to making them is, however, that you may want to pick ingredients that can be cleaned easily and preferably don’t leave stains on clothes.
- Looking to create some realistic looking fake flesh with some fake blood? Use corn starch- this magical ingredient can leave you with gross looking lumps of flesh in minutes. All you have to do is mix together a couple of tablespoons of corn starch with some red food coloring, water and cocoa mix, and knead the mixture until it turns into a sort of dough.
- This realistic looking blood is perfect to stain clothes with- you can use this for a zombie costume or simply spray it on the walls of a haunted house. It is nothing but a simple mixture of red food coloring and water.
- Looking for an extra scary and grossy effect to the normal blood? Try this fake blood recipe that incorporates a couple of extra ingredients and gives the blood some extra scabs and debris for a touch of nastiness included. Simply mix together corn syrup, cocoa mix, red food coloring, water and dried onion flakes
- If there’s a simple recipe that helps you create realistic looking fake blood that is just perfect for dripping down the walls, it is this. Make a simple mixture of cocoa powder, red food coloring and corn syrup- that’s it.
You may find tons of recipes for fake blood online, but the best way to know which one suits your costume or Halloween foods best is to try and test a few which you feel inclined to- this will help you get a better idea of the consistency of each one of them, and will also help you come up with fake blood that actually tastes great and just within a few minutes and a few simple kitchen ingredients.