Yesterday, Granny showed you how to make your own fake blood to use for costumes and on your Halloween treats.

Today it’s over to Vlad, who’s our resident Halloween costume specialist. He’s going to show you how you can gross your friends out by making some gory flesh wounds to go with your Halloween costume, using your fake blood.

What you need…

  • Water
  • Tissue
  • Red food colouring
  • Cocoa powder
  • Glue

Note – food colouring can stain clothes and soft furnishings, so be careful! Lay newspaper down before starting.

How to make…

1. Choose where you want to put your fake wound and, using a paintbrush, paint a thin layer of glue onto your skin. Add a little water to thin the glue slightly.

2. Rip one of the tissues in half and place on top of the glued skin. Add more glue and water mix on top. Don’t forget to blend the edges to your skin!

3. Add 2 more tissue and glue layers, each slightly smaller than the last. Blend, wrinkle and shape each layer as required. Leave to dry fully.

apply layers of tissue & glue to area you want your wound


4. Once the tissue and glue is dry, it’s time to make your wound! Using your fingers, make a slit in the middle of the tissue. Curl the edges back if desired.

5. Paint the inside of your wound with some red acrylic paint. Don’t forget the inside edges to make sure no white tissue is showing! Leave to dry.

make a hole for your gory wound and paint with red acrylic paint


6. When dry, hide any more white parts of your wound with small dashes of red food colouring mixed with cocoa powder. This will give your wound a realistic “grazed” look.

7. Add some of your fake blood mixture to your wound for a really gloopy, gory, gruesome effect!

add more paint, red food colouring and cocoa powder to your wound for a "grazed" effect

Scare your friends!

As you can see, the finished wounds look pretty scary!! Stay tuned for more Halloween costume and makeup ideas coming soon!

Finished gory fake wound

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