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Easy fake blood recipe on face

Easy Fake Blood Recipe

A simple recipe for DIY fake blood that is safe to use on the skin, face and mouth. This recipe will stain.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 10 Ounces


  • 3/4 cup Clear Corn Syrup (3 Parts)
  • 1/4 cup Water (1 Parts)
  • 3 drops Red Food Coloring
  • 1 drop Blue Food Coloring
  • Chocolate Syrup or Corn Starch to thicken


  • Pour corn syrup and water into a bowl and combine. The amount you use depends on how much fake blood you want to make. Use 3 parts corn syrup for every 1 part of water.
  • Add Red food coloring. Start with 3 drops for a small amount of blood, mix and add more red to get the shade desired. 
  • Next add a drop or two of Blue food coloring to get a deeper shade of color. Start with one drop, mix and add more as needed. Be conservative with your blue food coloring because it’s hard to fix if you put too much blue.

Consistency of Blood

  • Chocolate Syrup: Use chocolate syrup to get the desired consistency. It will thicken the fake blood mixture and give it a more realistic color tint. 
    Corn Starch: If you don’t have chocolate syrup, use Corn Starch as needed to get the thickness you desire. If the blood mixture becomes lumpy from the corn starch, strain the fake blood to make it a smooth liquid again.
  • Once your DIY fake blood is mixed, place it in a glass jar and refrigerate until ready to use. 


Part of the fun in DIY fake blood is experimenting until you get the color and consistency you want. Don't be afraid to add red food coloring until you find your ideal shade of red.