Fake Flesh Recipe

Tips and Tricks For Scaring Your Halloween Guests

You can make fake flesh and organs using common kitchen ingredients.
You can make non-toxic fake organs and flesh using kitchen ingredients. While the flesh looks gross, you could actually eat it. Anne Helmenstine

Use common kitchen ingredients to make non-toxic fake flesh or organs for Halloween or other parties. It's a variation of a common slime recipe and has viscoelastic properties, so you have incorporated science into your decoration!

Fake Flesh Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons corn starch
  • 4 teaspoons water
  • 2-5 drops red food coloring
  • 1/2 teaspoon cocoa mix (with marshmallows is fine)

Make the Fake Flesh or Organs

  1. Mix together the cornstarch, food coloring, and water.
  2. After you have a smooth consistency, mix in the cocoa powder. It's okay if the cocoa forms little clumps (they look like blood clots).
  3. Use your fingers to press the mixture against the side of a bowl for form organ shapes. If you use your hands, you'll get crumbly edges, so a mold (the bowl) is best for a smooth effect. You may wish to mix in a little more cornstarch or cocoa mix to firm up or darken your organs.

Gruesome Tips and Tricks

You can mix in tiny bits of gelatin if you want a fatty appearance. Drizzle fake blood over the flesh, as desired. You can stick flesh/organs onto objects or flesh using syrup or corn starch. It actually tastes decent, if you feel the need to eat it for effect!

Fake Flesh Variations

If you microwave this recipe, you'll get a rubbery flesh that won't fall apart when you put it in water. If you want a more flavorful flesh, use unsweetened cherry or berry drink mix instead of food coloring and cocoa. You could use the sweetened version, too, but the resulting flesh might be sticky.