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How To Make Realistic Blood


  • Corn syrup or Karo syrup (clear)
  • Zinc Oxide
  • Red food color
  • Yellow food color
  • Water ( H2O )
  • Green food color
  • Peanut butter ( smooth )
  • Kodak Photo-Flo
Note 1 =

Test yellow food color first by dropping a drop of color onto white paper . If the color stained is lemon yellow then use above ratio. If color is more orange than yellow then divide amount in half ( 1/2 norm )

Note 2 =

If you add Kodak Photo-flo to the blood you cannot eat it . The Photo-flo allows the blood to soak into cloth.


Get a bowl slightly large than volume of Karo syrup. Add equal amounts of zinc oxide and mix together. Add color. Mix well. When color is mixed in well add a bit of the syrup, mix well. Continue until all the syrup is mixed in.

Put in container.

Notes – If you want the blood to soak into fabrics then add the Photo-flo when you add the colors.

Keep blood cold. It molds if left in warm area

Mix before using. The zinc oxide deposits at the bottom of the bottle if not mixed.

Zinc Oxide can be found at drug stores and chemical supply houses. In small doses it is harmless.

To Darken:

Add drops of green .

To Thicken:

Add small amounts of peanut butter.

To Thin:

Use above with Photo-flo , but match amounts of syrop with water ie. if recipe calls for 1 Q syrop then also add 1 Q water .
Now you also know How To Make Realistic Blood which does work, looks great and you can wash it out of fabrics.

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