Fake Wounds Recipe


If you're looking to horrify your buddies, look no further.

This homemade recipe for fake wounds and 3-D scars is easy and just downright gross. It may be just what you're looking for. Ideal for zombies, monsters and dead creatures, you'll expose wounds with realistic blood and be totally cringe-worthy to all you encounter.


  • Small bowl
  • Toothpick


  • Petroleum jelly - Just a dab
  • Tissue or toilet paper squares
  • Cocoa powder
  • Two to four drops of red food coloring


Place a dab of petroleum jelly in the small bowl. Add in a few drops of food coloring. Stir with the toothpick. Add a small amount of the powdered cocoa to darken the blood to your desired shade. Separate the tissue so you have only one layer. Tear the sheet of tissue to about two by three inches and place where your fake wound will be.

Smear the petroleum jelly mix onto the tissue and mold your gory wound. Don't place it flat, make it appear realistic and jagged by raising the outer edges. Beginning with the outer edges, pat in the cocoa to darken the edges. If desired, place a little in the center of the wound.

Now you can go and gross-out your friends!