Stage Blood

Randy Fullerton


In the following stage blood recipes, specific quantities of the ingredients can be determined only through experimentation. There are several factors to consider: the quantity and texture of the blood, the surface to which the blood will be applied, and the light under which the blood will be seen.


KY® JellyWaterFood Coloring (red and green)

Combine red food coloring with KY® Jelly. Dilute this mixture to the desired consistency with water. Add the green food coloring as a toner. Mix thoroughly. This mixture dries quickly and looks chalky when completely dry. It is not good for long scenes and also stains fabric and skin.


White Corn SyrupCorn StarchWaterFood Coloring ...

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