Dracula's Blood Recipe
What you will make:
Here's a recipe to make fake blood for Halloween. Drip some from the
corners of your mouth, and in your best imitation of Dracula, say, "I
want your blood."
Here's what you need:
- 2 tablespoons (30 ml) corn syrup
- 1 tablespoon (15 ml) water
- 2 to 4 drops red food coloring
- Cocoa powder (optional)
- Small bowl
- Plastic spoon for mixing
- Tablespoon measure
- Small plastic zipper bag
This recipe is rated VERY EASY to make.
How to Make Dracula's Blood
Read all of the directions before starting.
- Protect your work surface with newspaper and your clothing
with an old shirt or apron.
- Measure 2 tablespoons of corn syrup into a small bowl. To it,
add 1 tablespoon of water and 2 to 4 drops of red food coloring. Stir
- Pour the mixture into a small plastic bag. Add 2 or 3
pinches of cornstarch to the mixture. Knead the bag to mix. Add
more pinches of cornstarch until you get a blood-like
consistency. (To get a deeper color of red, use 1 or 2
pinches of cocoa in place of some of the cornstarch.)
Have fun! Everything in Dracula's Blood is edible—although not very nutritious or tasty. Pretend to be a vampire like
Dracula and drip some blood from the corners of your mouth. You can also use
Dracula's Blood in plays calling for blood, but keep in mind that
the red food coloring can stain clothing. Test it on material like your
costume to make sure it will wash out.
- Store the blood in a plastic bag or jar, and label it Dracula's
Blood. It may be stored with refrigeration for a limited amount of
time. Bring it to room temperature and mix before using again.
- The chalkiness of the mixture can be reduced by heating it in a
small pan, but be careful not to let it boil. Also, use less cornstarch,
or your blood may get too thick.
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