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Fake Blood Recipe and Tips

How-To: Make Frightfully Cool Fake Blood

Take a tip from these delightful zombies — good fake blood can be tricky to make, especially since most recipes leave you with something too bright and runny that stains everything. Never fear, though, I've hunted down a recipe for fake blood that's non-toxic, won't stain skin (though it will stain clothes, so watch out), and is thick enough to apply anywhere. Plus it's super easy to make and there are only three cheap ingredients. Ready to get gruesome? Then just keep reading.

  • Get a tablespoon of cheap flour (if you don't have some, it'll give you a chance to meet the neighbors) and some red food coloring. Gel reds, like the one in this 12 piece Ateco food color kit ($23) are really nice if you already have them, but plain old McCormick red is good, too.
  • In a pot, mix the flour in with a cup of water, and stir until the mixture is smooth.
  • Put the pot on your range at high heat and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to medium and simmer for about half an hour.
  • Take it off the heat, let cool, and then add the red food color until you get the shade you want.

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