How to Make Fake Intestines

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For years people have been trying to replicate horrifying situations without causing any actual damage. This is done for Halloween, horror movies and even good old fashioned practical jokes. With movie magic secrets spilling over into the general population, it is now possible to scare people as much as certain horror movies do. Knowing how to make fake organs, such as intestines, can take your low-budget film, or even just your Halloween costume, to new horrifying heights.

How to Make Fake Intestines
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Things You'll Need

  • Corn syrup
  • Water
  • Red food coloring
  • Yellow food coloring
  • Paper towels
  • Liquid latex (preferably flesh colored)
  • Grease makeup pencils (black, purple and red work best)
  • 2 large bowls
Step 1

Make your blood. Combine corn syrup, red food coloring, yellow food coloring and 1 tbsp. of water into your bowl. Mix the ingredients well. Blue food coloring can be used to give the blood a darker shade. Extra yellow lightens the blood's shade. Mix until satisfied with the color of the fake blood. Set the bowl of fake blood to the side.

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Step 2

Pull off a length of paper towels equal to the length the intestines you want. You should pull off no more than 2 feet of paper towels at a time. If longer intestines are desired, the sections can be connected at the ends.

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Step 3

Fold the paper towels into a tight roll lengthwise. For thicker intestines, you can lay two equal lengths of paper towels on each other before beginning to roll. Once you have rolled the paper towels tightly, soak them in water. Pull the paper towels out of the water and squeeze them until the water is drained. Do not ball the paper towels up to dry. You must squeeze down the length of the paper towels.

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Step 4

Squeeze the paper towels sections together at their ends for longer intestines. This should bind them together, as the paper towels will still be damp.

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Step 5

Place the intestines on a dry surface so they can dry out. A dry countertop, large pan or dry towel works well.

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Step 6

Pour liquid latex into your other large bowl in a separate bowl. Flesh latex works best for this, but clear latex will not hurt. Pull latex out with your hands and smear it all over your fake intestines. You can also use a paintbrush to paint the latex on if you want, but it isn't necessary. Allow latex to dry.

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Step 7

Use grease make up pencils to add color to the intestines. The pencils can be used to draw little veins all over the intestines. Draw as many or as few veins as desired.

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Step 8

Soak the finished intestines in the bowl of fake blood and enjoy the finished product.

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