Day 291 - An Easy Way To Make Fake Blood For Halloween.
Hey Zombies. I bet some of us must feel like zombies this Sunday morning. It's been a long week. Actually, zombies really give me the shakes. There is just something about brain eating humans that I don't care to think about. Let's not get started on the blood that always seems to come along with zombies. The sight of blood makes me weak in the knees and swim in the head. Every Halloween, I just turn away from the gore. It's not my cup of tea but there is someone in my life that LOVES to dress up like a zombie and sport good old fashioned fake blood.
Every year just before Halloween my husband wrestles with what he is going to be for Halloween. We go down the list of usual suspects: a Chicago super fan, Bob Ross, a surfer and the list goes on. As we talk over his options, he inevitably says "Well if I was Bob Ross, I could be a zombie Bob Ross." It happens every Halloween. He turns any costume into a zombie costume. He also loves to pop his head in the bathroom the day of Halloween and gingerly ask me if and I quote "Have any fake blood?" As if I keep something so creepy in my house! The answer is always "NO!" He ends up slogging down to the Walgreens to pick up his fake blood for his Chicago Super Fan zombie costume. Well, and find a Chicago bears sweatband and koozie beer holder.
This year I decided to mix up batch of the this gross blood stuff and keep it on hand. Today's project is creepy and weird and I admit slightly uncomfortable for me. However, I have researched fake blood and it has come to my attention that most store bought blood is entirely the wrong color. It's way too bright red. You will find the recipe below to be based on what they use in the hollywood movies which includes cocoa powder and blue food coloring. Let's whip up a batch of this creepy stuff and check fake blood off the Halloween to-do list. Here is quick video and a recipe to get you started.
Fake Blood Recipe
- 1/2 tablespoon powered cocoa
- 1/4 cup warm water
- 4 tablespoons corn syrup
- 1 teaspoon red food coloring
- 1 drop blue food coloring
- a clean paint brush
Step 1: Mix the coco and water together throughly.
Step 2: Mix the corn syrup and red and blue food coloring together.
Step 3: Mix the coco and syrup mixtures together and let set for 5 min.
The fake blood is ready to use. Just keep the mixture away from everyone's eyes and me. Have zombie ghoulish fun and see you tomorrow creepies!