how to make fake blood thicker

2 Methods On How To Make Fake Blood Thicker

Even while store-bought fake blood isn’t unreasonably expensive, the consistency is thin, and the color remains similar from one batch of artificial blood to another. That is why I have put together 2 brilliant methods on how to make fake blood thicker.

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If the blood is oxygenated (arterial blood), its color may vary from bright red to deep, dark crimson when deoxygenated (venous blood), and its consistency can be thick or thin depending on the scenario. 

In order to get the best possible special effect, it is necessary to prepare a batch of handmade fake blood that has the appropriate look and texture. And it is rather simple to do.

How to make fake blood thicker

It’s likely that you already have everything you need to produce that perfect red goo at home in your kitchen and bathroom cabinets. Two different methods on how to make fake blood thicker are included in this article.

Each of which will work well as a finishing touch for your next gruesome costume party, violent music video shoot, or super-scary Halloween prank session. Who said that fake blood was only suitable for use on Halloween costumes?

Method 1: Thicken with corn syrup

With this recipe, you will get the desired fake blood that you want as thick as you like!

You will need:

  • Corn syrup
  • Water
  • food coloring (red, blue, and green)
  • Chocolate syrup


Pour one part of water into three parts of corn syrup and stir until well combined. Slowly add drops of red food coloring to the liquid, constantly stirring, until the desired hue is achieved.

In order to get a more realistic blood hue, one that is closer to CSI carmine but some blue or green should be added. Then, thickening agents such as chocolate syrup should be added to obtain a consistency that is more similar to true blood.

Method 2: Thicken with hair gel

  • Water-soluble hair gel
  • Water-soluble personal lubricant


Using a small mixing bowl, combine three parts hair gel and one part lubricant. Next, add drops of red food coloring (as well as drops of blue/green) until you get the appropriate shade of blood red. 

Add a little amount of chocolate syrup to get the desired consistency, and you’re done. Talk about getting things done quickly! It is very useful for making realistic-looking blood splatters with this specific variant.

And that is the “2 Methods On How To Make Fake Blood Thicker”. We hope you enjoyed it if you did be sure to check out how to make fake blood at home. Until then, bye!