how to make scab blood

How To Make Scab Blood | What Is Scab Blood?

In today’s blog, we’ll talk about scabs and how to make scab blood, among other things.

Although not very pleasing to the eye, scabs play an important role in our bodies’ healing process and immune system. Germs might infiltrate our bodies via open wounds and scrapes if we didn’t have scabs to protect them. 

scab blood
Scab Blood (Image Source: Pinterest)

Our blood creates a protective layer over the wound during the healing process to keep germs from entering our bloodstream and circulatory system while the skin below is re-forming.

Knowing how to make scab blood is simple and is used in almost every creepy and bloody SFX makeup look and idea. But before we start, let us talk about what scab blood is.

Scab blood

Scabs act as a protective barrier against a foreign substance, infection, and blood loss, among other things. When you have an injury to your skin, it bleeds, creating a blood clot happens. 

When a blood clot gets hard and crusty from the inside out, an infection-preventing scab emerges, which helps to prevent infection. For the injured tissue to recover, it must push the scab out of the way, exposing new skin underneath it.

A scab is usually a dark red or brown hue, depending on the species. If left untreated, the scab will get darker over time and, in extreme instances, entirely black. On the other hand, a black scab often indicates the healing process has progressed and reached maturity.

Tutorial On How To Make Scab Blood

An innovative way to reinforce notions about the body’s defense and the role of blood in it is to include ideas about the structure and function of blood, clotting, and scarring into a lesson plan.

Fake scabs are a fantastic way to add a little flair to any ensemble! Ensure that the artists are aware that they should not pour extra wax down the drain when heating and pouring wax. It is possible that the aid of an extra pair of adult hands might be beneficial for this practice. So let us learn how to make scab blood.

Items needed

  • A hot plate and a huge pot of water
  • Aluminum foil
  • Cocoa powder
  • Oatmeal
  • Popsicle sticks or wooden coffee stir sticks
  • Large coffee tin bent at the rim to create a pouring spout OR heatproof glass measuring cup with a spout 
  • Blocks of wax/paraffin 
  • Red food coloring or dye
  • Vaseline


  1. Make a safe wax-melting station in your room for you to use. Because wax may be a sloppy substance, you may wish to cover your tables. You place a pot with 14 cups of water on the hotplate and bring it up to temperature.
  2. Break the wax into manageable chunks and place it in the coffee can to keep it fresh. Swirl the tin into a boiling water saucepan using an old wooden stick until the wax is completely melted.
  3. Once the wax has melted, add the red food coloring or other red dye and thoroughly mix them.
  4. While the wax is melting, you should prepare the rest of their scab materials by cutting a tiny piece of aluminum foil (10cm square) and scrunching up the corners to form a little bowl shape with your fingers.
  5. Place one teaspoon of cocoa powder in each of the four bowls.
  6. The powdered texture of oats is achieved by crushing a pinch of oatmeal between your fingers.
  7. Pour a little amount of wax into each aluminum foil basin.
  8. Stir the wax, cocoa, and oatmeal together using a wooden stick, then spread it out in the basin to cool entirely before peeling off the aluminum wrap to see the finished product. It’s possible to obtain a good rough texture by gently poking at the wax while it’s hardening.
  9. Vaseline may be used to temporarily adhere the scabbed blood to a bodily surface as a temporary adhesive.

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