Easy DIY Recipes To Make Fake Blood At Home

During spooky season, it's a great time to perfect your fake blood recipe. A creepy and cool substance like this can be used on Halloween decorations, such as dripping down pumpkins and candles, as seen on Shelterness; to liven up costumes like PopSugar's Freddy Krueger, vampire, or bloody bride; and to create some ghoulish snacks, since no party during this time of the year is complete without foods and drinks that look almost too gross to enjoy.


There are several ways to go about DIY'ing your own fake blood, and most of these suggestions can be created using ingredients you already have around your home. Plus, there are some that work better than others, depending on what your purpose is (since, for example, some are thicker or darker than others).

That being said, learn how to make this frightful but easy Halloween staple and get inspired for this year and beyond!

Fake blood can be used for costumes, decorations, and more

First up is a fake blood recipe from The Spruce Crafts, consisting of 2 tablespoons of corn syrup, 4 drops of red food coloring, and 1 teaspoon (5 mL) of cocoa mix. The end result is something quite realistic that can be put on clothing items when dressing up or home items when decorating. To make this thicker, go with 2 drops of food coloring instead of 4, and 1/4 teaspoon (1 mL) of cocoa mix instead of 1 teaspoon.


Or maybe you want tasty fake blood, such as this idea from Vintage Kitty that is just made out of 4 cups (1,000 mL) of white granulated sugar and 2 cups (500 mL) of tart cherry juice. As stated on the blog, it is great for mixing into Halloween cocktails or drizzling over foods.

To take things up a notch, use your fake blood in creepy makeup looks! For instance, toothpaste, foundation/concealer, lipstick, baby powder, Vaseline, and/or cotton can all help construct fake cuts, gashes, and scrapes (via Mixx SFX).