Home-made video effects:
How to make fake blood
Last updated 5-19-03
You can do some funny effects with fake blood, but I recommend using it sparingly, because this recipe makes some really sticky blood… and you don’t want your kids covered in the stuff.
I generally make my fake blood from three ingredients …
When mixing your blood together, go for a dark color … blood is actually quite dark and viscous, and if your blood is too light or transparent, it’s not going to show up on film.
I rarely use blood, because it’s so messy and rarely needed. One
effect that does look good, however, is to film a close-up shot of your
kids face, and have him dribble blood out of his mouth. Send your kid
for a shower and change of clothes immediately afterwards … because
they'll be sticky!