Gore blimey!

Gore blimey!

Scare your friends with fantastic fake blood

Do you need scarily realistic fake blood for a fancy dress costume? Here are our favourite recipes for fake blood. Experiment and see which one works best!

Once you've got some gruesome fake blood, try our Gore Blimey quiz.

What you need:

  • Golden syrup or corn syrup
  • Corn starch or arrowroot powder
  • Chocolate sauce
  • Cocoa powder
  • Red food colouring
  • Green food colouring
  • Water
  • White t-shirt, white towel or kitchen roll
  • Blender

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How to:

Warning: this is MESSY! Red food colouring stains clothes and furnishings, so be careful.

Mix together golden syrup, corn starch or arrowroot powder and a few drops of red food colouring. If you have a blender, you can mix the ingredients in that. If the mixture is too thick, add a tablespoon of water and mix again.

Test the fake blood on a white t-shirt, white towel or kitchen roll. What do you think? Is it too pink? If it is, try adding a few drops of green food colouring.


Test the fake blood again. Still not perfect? Try adding chocolate sauce or cocoa powder to the mixture and mix thoroughly. Remember that you can add more water, golden syrup or corn starch to change the consistency. Add more red or green food colouring if you need to change the colour.

Some fake blood recipes use a small amount of peanut butter. You could try adding that too!

Keep experimenting until you get the perfect fake blood!

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