Is your fake blood too thin?

Do you wish your scab gel were more up to snuff?

Well fret no more! Because I’ve found the best answers and put them all into one place for all of your SFX scab and thick blood goo needs.

 I am so excited out the tutorial I found on Instructables . Ashleigh’s mix really seems like a good solution to make some nice thick gooey blood.
 Here’s the Recipe:


  • Red food coloring
  • green food coloring
  • yellow food coloring
  • cheap thick transparent hair gel
  • teaspoon
  • small plastic container
  1. take 2 heaping teaspoons of  hair gel and put it in the container.
  1. put a teaspoon of red food coloring into the container and mix well
  1. add 3 tiny drops of green food coloring to the container and mix again
  1. add 3 tiny drops of yellow food coloring to the container and mix again again
  1. add 4 extra drops of red food coloring to give it that extra ‘oomph’
  1. apply to your victim and enjoy

Powdered Gelatine (unflavoured is better)WaterRed & Black Makeup/Fake Blood

  1. Mix ingredients thoroughly together over a very low heat, being careful to not let it boil.
  1. Let it cool a fraction to a temperature that is safe and smear it over the area that you want affected. Swift work is needed here because generally the mix will harden really quickly and will loose its stickiness.
  1. Once on you can easily work some red and black makeup and some fake blood into it. This produces a nice, thick and crumbly scabby effect.
  • Mix together:
  • 1/2 TBS corn starch
  • 1 tsp water
  • 1/4 tsp corn syrup
  • 3/4 tsp onion flakes (1 tsp corn flakes or bran flakes will work, too)
  • 1 drop red food coloring
  • 1 drop yellow food coloring


This should give you a nice thick blood that won’t run, which is great for building up on top of false wounds or caking into hairlines for a little longer lasting gore. It also apparently doesn’t stain the skin because of the cleansing properties in the hair gel. Very nice bonus.


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