How to Make Fake Blood at Home? The 4 Best DIY Recipes

by Kristiyana

Decided to go as a vampire or brain-eating zombie for Halloween this year? Then you will surely need some blood to make your costume look life-like. Fake blood, that is! How to easily make it at home? Is there a washable recipe? Which one looks most realistic? 

How to Make Fake Blood? The Best Recipes You Will Find!

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Finally, the time has arrived to unleash our creative spirits and go crazy about creating the perfect scary costume for Halloween this year! Are you competing in a costume contest, or just want to spook your annoying neighbours a bit? With these easy DIY fake blood recipes, all of this will be made possible! Go ahead and choose the one you like most based on your preferences and needs!

How to Make Fake Blood with 3 Ingredients?

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This is the most basic recipe for fake blood. Here are the three ingredients you will need to make it:


  • chocolate syrup
  • corn syrup
  • red food colouring

How to make it: 

Start by mixing 1 part chocolate syrup with 2 parts corn syrup. Do this while gradually adding in the red food colouring to get the perfect vibrant colour. And you’re done! The fake blood you created is also safe to consume, so don’t worry about any getting into your mouth if you are going as a vampire or other creature of the night. However, this recipe creates quite sticky fake blood that can also stain your clothes. In need of a non-sticky alternative?

Also read: How to Make Your Own Vampire Teeth? 4 Quick & Easy Tutorials

Non-sticky DIY Fake Blood Recipe

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Did you know that what makes fake blood particularly sticky is the corn syrup used in the recipes? How to make realistic fake blood without it? Here is what you will need:


  • 1 cup/237 ml of water
  • 2 cups/224 gr powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp. red food colouring
  • 1 tbsp. cocoa powder

How to make it: 

Start by blending the cup of water with the two cups of powdered sugar in a blender on low speed. Proceed to add the 2 tablespoons of red food colouring and blend everything together on medium speed. Lastly, add the tablespoon of cocoa powder and blend in all ingredients completely. Another recipe  that is sweet to the taste, but it can also stain your clothes. So, is there a recipe that won’t?

How to Make Fake Blood That Is 100% Easy to Wash?

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If you want to preserve your costume stain-free or worry that you can accidentally get some of the fake blood on your normal clothing, try this washable fake blood recipe with just two ingredients!


  • dish soap
  • red food colouring

How to make it: 

Just simply mix some dish soap with red food colouring! Or, if you want to make the blood thicker and more realistic, add dish soap to the first recipe mentioned in this article. Obviously, the fake blood won’t be safe to ingest any more. But you won’t have any problems washing away the red stains from your costume and clothes.

Also read: 20 Easy DIY Halloween Costumes for Kids: Cute Ideas for Girls and Boys

Best DIY Fake Blood Recipe So Far!

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Okay, so with much effort and research, we have found the best DIY fake blood recipe so far! If you are not worried so much about staining, but rather hope to get a lot of scares from how realistic your costume looks, this is the recipe you must try:


  • 1 cup/78.1 gr corn syrup
  • 1 tbsp. chocolate syrup
  • 2 tbsp. red food colouring
  • 1 tbsp. powdered cocoa
  • 2 tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup/124 ml tropical fruit punch

How to make it: 

Simply combine all the ingredients in the blender and mix them for 10 seconds. Depending on the fruit punch you go with, the colour will vary. If you’ve made fake blood before, you might already know with brand is best for this. If you can’t decide on a fruit punch brand, go with a cup of coffee instead. However, due to the brown colour, you will also have to reduce the amount of chocolate syrup and powdered cocoa. Experiment until you’ve arrived at the perfect and most realistic fake blood colour!

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