A fake wine spill that fits in your pocket can be tossed anywhere--like a tabletop, a white couch or a rug--to fool your friends. You could even attach a wineglass on its side for a less portable, but more impressive looking spill. It's a classic prank for April Fool's Day or any day you want to pull some mischief.
The key to a realistic-looking fake wine spill is to use a clear base and pigment and then color the base a deep red wine color.
Things You'll Need
- Small white bowl
- Non-toxic clear gel glue (like Aleene's or Elmer's)
- Red gel food coloring
- Green gel food coloring
- Blue food coloring
- Plastic wrap
- Plate or cookie sheet
- Wine glass (optional)
- Red wine (optional)
Pour approximately 1/4-cup of gel glue into the bowl.
Dip a toothpick into the red gel food coloring and mix it into the glue. Dip another into the blue gel food coloring and mix it in. Repeat, adding a smaller amount of green gel color, if necessary, until the glue becomes the desired, even color. Fake wine should be dark. Pour a few drops of red wine onto a white plate, if possible, as a reference color.
Pour the colored glue into a "spill" on a plate lined tightly with plastic wrap so there are no wrinkles. If desired, put a small amount of glue in a wine glass and set it on its side on the spill near the edge. You may need to use a lined cookie sheet if using a wine glass. Set in a cool, dry place for up to a week.
Peel the dried spill from the plastic once it's completely set. It's now ready for use.