A lot of people don’t know that blood is actually bright red in the movies because they use a spray bottle filled with food coloring to simulate it.

I found this out when I was watching old episodes of “The Walking Dead” and noticed little drops of red on the ground.

It’s true that sometimes things are not as they seem: we should always be mindful about what we see and read online.

Think twice before sharing something you’ve seen or heard without verifying it first: there may be more than meets the eye!

I was walking to my car after work when I noticed something on the ground. I bent down and realized it was a bright red spray bottle with blood in it.

“What is this? Is someone hurt?”  I picked up the bottle and looked around for any other clues but couldn’t find anything more.

This could be evidence of a crime so I am going to call the police station right away! A bright red spray bottle blood is a type of blood that is found in the bathroom or kitchen. It’s sprayed onto surfaces to create a realistic scene.



What Is Fake Blood?

One of the most common effects used in films and on stage is blood.

There are many different types, but fake blood is a mixture that looks realistic as an effect when it’s spilled.

Fake blood can be made from a range of substances including corn syrup or food coloring mixed with water or even soy sauce to get more authentic colors like reds and browns.



The color red is a powerful one. It’s associated with anger, passion, and love. So what does it mean if you see bright red spray bottle blood?

The color used in this substance has been chemically engineered to be just like real human blood, and it leaves behind no stains, which makes cleanup easy for professional actors who use it in their performances.

Realistic Fake Blood

Can you think of a Halloween tradition that is more iconic than trick-or-treating? Okay, how about the most horrifying scene in any horror movie ever: the blood. It’s dripping from the walls, all over our clothes.

We don’t know what it is or what’s coming next but we’re not really scared because this is just make believe right? Wrong!

That blood on your shirt isn’t fake and there are plenty of other things that could happen to us when we go out at night like being attacked by zombies or getting lost in a corn maze for hours so be careful out there!

What’s your favorite Halloween movie? Is it Scream? A Nightmare on Elm Street? Maybe you prefer to watch Hocus Pocus or Friday the 13th.

Take your Halloween costume to the next level by making some realistic fake blood.

Fake blood is used not only for entertainment but also for practical purposes such as in medical training and crime scene investigations. But how realistic is that fake blood?

Blood is a staple in horror movies, and it’s not surprising that people want to experience the thrill of being scared.

But how can you enjoy a scary movie without getting blood on your clothes or furniture? Make your own realistic fake blood!

You’ll need some:

  • corn syrup,
  • chocolate chips (or red food coloring),
  • gelatine powder (make sure this doesn’t contain any animal products), and
  • water.

Gross Gore Blood

When I was 10 years old, my dad took me to see a horror movie for the first time.

It had a scene where someone got their head chopped off and blood sprayed all over the place. I was horrified.

Ever since then, I’ve been fascinated by gross gore from movies and video games to reality TV shows like “Fear Factor.”

What’s the grossest thing you’ve ever seen? Mine is seeing my dog eat a dead bird.

It was like something out of a horror movie; I can’t even think about it without feeling nauseous.

Despite how disgusting this sounds, there are plenty of videos on YouTube that show people eating things that look just as bad as what my dog did to that poor bird.

If you’re curious and want to see some more, go ahead and search “Gross Gore Blood” on YouTube.

How To Make Fake Blood

There are many recipes out there for how to make fake blood, but the easiest and most common way to do it is by mixing cornstarch with water and red food coloring.

1. Mix together one cup of corn syrup, two tablespoons of water and ten drops each of red food coloring and blue food coloring;

2. Heat mixture until boiling point (if desired);

3. Remove from heat once boiling point reached;

4. Stir in one tablespoon of cold vegetable oil;

5. Add vanilla extract for flavor (optional).

How To Make Fake Blood For Clothes

All you need is a bottle of red food coloring, some corn syrup or Karo Syrup, and water.

Mix the ingredients together in a bowl until the desired consistency is achieved. If you want your fake blood to be more sticky and viscous than watery then add some honey.

Now just paint it on your clothes with an old brush or sponge to get those realistic looking stains!

Now that you know how easy it can be to make fake blood for clothes- what are you waiting for?! Get out there and start painting up all of your favorite outfits with this clever hack!


Liquid starch is made from corn and gives off a realistic texture when it dries, which makes it perfect for this project.

This homemade recipe is a great alternative to store-bought products, which are often too watery and don’t last very long.

1. Make sure the container closes tightly so no bugs get into your mixture

2. Use only one tablespoon per pint of water

3. Use cold water instead of warm

4. Don’t let it stand around before using

5. Avoid microwaving as this will cause the mixture to bubble over

How To Make Edible Fake Blood

The ingredients needed are water, corn syrup, brown sugar and dry cocoa mix.

½ cup light corn syrup

2-3 drops red gel color

1½ Tbsp cocoa powder

1½ Tbsp corn starch

In a small bowl combine corn syrup, red coloring, cocoa powder, and corn starch. Stir together until all ingredients are well mixed, adjusting the color with more red color or cocoa powder as needed. If desired, add more cornstarch to create a thicker consistency.

To make fake blood that won’t stain you’ll need: clear corn syrup, washable red poster paint, and cocoa powder

It should have the consistency of molasses. Let it dry completely before using or storing it in an airtight container.

Edible Fake Blood Using Flour

The recipe is simple:

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour + 1 tablespoon of red food coloring or beet juice (depending on what color your desired result) + 3 cups water = edible homemade “blood” ! This recipe is so easy and inexpensive that you can make as much of it as you need.

If this sounds like something you want to try, read on below!