blood can be a real challenge---too red, too clear, too...fake. But
this recipe is thick, you don't have to cook, is totally safe to eat
and not too many ingredients -- unfortunately they probably won't be
found right in your cupboard unless you live w/ grandma. So sometimes
its easier to buy fake blood capsules and be done but if that's not
feasible cuz it's 3am or you live in a small town, go to the grocery
store and make this.
Credits: This recipe is inspired by horror/sci-fi Troma film director,
Lloyd Kaufman's recipe in his book "Make Your Own Damn Movie." Unfortunately his didn't do it for me so, thanks Lloyd, I had to Make My Own Damn Fake Blood recipe too.
Step 1Ingredients You will need:
Food Coloring : Red and Blue
LIGHT Karo (or other brand) corn syrup
*Optional measuring cup and spoons
I started with 20mL of corn syrup because the red food coloring does NOT go far.
I don't need tons, I just need it for some knocked out teeth in an
upcoming short. This guide is therefor based on 20mL (less than 1/8cup)
of corn syrup.
You will need to drop in 50, yes fifty, drops of red. It takes a lot to
lose the clear brightness of the food coloring. The blue is the special
ingredient (thanks Lloyd). But be careful. Use only 1 or 2 drops of
blue. It turns burgundy-blueberry pie filling looking quick and then
you have to start over. So:
1 or 2 drops of Blue per 50 drops of Red.
Step 3Adding Flour
flour will really help the blood lose its transparency. Add it slow
because it gums up and you'll have to add more corn syrup and food
coloring if you add too much.
I started with 1/2 tsp of flour, mixed it in and sprinkled more in until it was no longer clear but still syrupy.
Step 4Mix and Go!
Mix it up and pour it into an airtight container and its ready to take on location!
Smear it all over your mouth and cry in pain when the director yells, "ACTION".