How to make fake blood without staining

Make fake blood yourself: This is how cocoa, food coloring and cornstarch are turned into fake blood

Whether carnival or Halloween, fake blood gives your costume the finishing touch. But what should you do if you don't have one at hand? Make fake blood yourself!

Making fake blood yourself is child's play and is super fast. But it is not only super easy, it also works with things that you either already have at home or can get cheaply and guaranteed in every supermarket around the corner.

Ingredients for the fake blood

  • 200 ml of water
  • 3 tbsp cocoa
  • red food coloring
  • 1-2 tbsp cornstarch

The production of fake blood

First put 200 ml of cold water in a saucepan. Then add 1-2 tablespoons of the cornstarch to the cold water. Warm the water while stirring until the mixture thickens. If it is still too runny, you can add a little bit of starch.

When you have made a nice slimy mass, you can take the pot off the stove and add the food coloring. A few drops should be enough for the water-starch mixture to turn completely red.

The fake blood is done!

And now comes the professional trick: cocoa! So that the fake blood does not look too artificial, add a little cocoa as you feel it until it turns into a nice, bloody dark red.
Let the mixture cool down completely - et violĂ ! Now you have enough fake blood to feed yourself and the whole neighborhood and put the finishing touches on your last minute carnival costume!

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