Last week we asked the following on our Facebook Page:
Do you have a good stage blood recipe we can share?
We got some great responses that I’m assembling here for folks to find in the future.
How about you? Is your favorite stage blood recipe listed here? If not, please add it below!
Basically syrup and food colouring, thats what i use… it smells and tastes good too.
Daryl Bubs Watson
Real blood is quite effective and lends to the verisimilitude.
[ed: Ummm... no, thanks.]
Alaina Helliker Butler
For a scabby blood peanut butter and red food dye mixed with a drop of blue works well.
T. Theresa Scarano
- 2L corn syrup
- 500mL chocolate syrup
- 2 cups water (1cup cold tap water, 1cup hot tap water)
- 2 tbsp (heaping) corn starch
- 3 tbsp (heaping) Coffee Mate (this is what makes it washable!!! don’t know why…..it just does!!!))
- 15 mL red food colouring
- 3 mL yellow food colouring
- Mix corn syrup and chocolate syrup together in large pot on high heat.
- Use 1 cup cold water to rinse out syrup containers. Then dissolve corn starch in water. Add to pot.
- Use 1 cup hot water to dissolve Coffee Mate. Add to pot.
- Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.
- Mix in food colouring
- I also add a little bit of ALL free and clear laundry detergent. and adjust the coloring; I tend to add a little blue.
Karo syrup, red food coloring, one drop of blue food coloring and a little milk
Black treacle with red food colouring. Good depth of colour and it washes out easily!
White corn syrup, water, red food coloring, and a bit of blue color, too, for realism. I know, I compared it to the real stuff when they did a blood drive at my school! For thicker blood, use toothpaste. We used that in “Bang, Bang, You’re Dead”.
We mixed powdered red tempera paint (and maybe a dash of blue) with a clear dish soap. Our costumes and skin never ended up getting stained this way.
Cathy Haavaldsrud Morse
I used corn syrup, beef bullion for a deep color, red food coloring and green dish soap for easy washing out of costumes.