Check out our new video with Patrice Forbes from Dead Unicorn Ink where we go through some easy DIY stage blood recipes!

Ten Little Sinners returns to Ottawa on October 27th and 28th as part of the Fringe Encore series.

Ingredients: Laundry soap (or dish soap), coffee (cooled), chocolate sauce, red food dye OR Monster Makers Red Dye #40 (available @ monstermakers.com), fancy molasses or corn syrup (yellow/amber)

Tools: large mixing bowl, whisk, measuring cups, funnel, bloodbags (dollarstore non-sealable sandwich bags), syringes, empty lemon juice container

Blood recipe #1: Thick & Dark (good for close-up blood, stab wounds, gunshot wounds, slow ooze)

-1tsp Red Dye #40 or red food colouring

-1/2cup coffee, cooled

-1/2cup chocolate sauce

-1/4cup molasses or corn syrup

-1 squirt dish/laundry soap (if it needs to be washable, if not omit)

Mix all ingredients together, test colour by dripping a bit on your hand. Add more red or chocolate/molasses until desired texture and colour is achieved.

Blood Recipe #2: Full Coverage (multiple blood packs, off stage bloodying, small spray)

-1tsp Red Dye #40

-3/4cup coffee

-1/4cup chocolate sauce

-1 squirt of Baby soap (safe for eyes if you need to spray and still helps with the wash)

Mix all ingredients together, test colour by dripping a bit on your hand. Add more dye or chocolate until desired texture and colour is achieved.

To make blood packs, pour desired amount of blood into bottom corner of sandwich bag (you don’t need a lot) then twist the bag until the blood is in a tight bubble. Tie it in a knot and cut off the excess plastic. Can be popped in hand or in the mouth! Have a bloody great time!

Special thanks to the Great Canadian Theatre Company who, through our Critical Residency, allowed us to use the bar space for filming.


Filmed by Ian Huffam and edited by Brie McFarlane

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