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How to Make Fake Skin for Wounds

Need a bit of realistic looking faux skin to add ghoulish looking wounds this halloween? This extremely simple recipe will have you looking like a properly mangled victim in no time flat. . .

You’ll Need:
1 tbsp. unflavored gelatin
1 tbsp. boiling Tea or Coffee- Brewed to match your skin tone (add more or less tea bags for Caucasian skin tone, or use coffee for considerably darker skin tones)
1/4 tsp. liquid glycerin
Willing Victim
Hair Dryer *optional*

Combine the gelatin, water and glycerin, mix quickly.

Let the mixture cool just until it can be handled (literally seconds!) and then apply a 1/4-inch layer directly to your clean skin.

See examples of it’s use here: Protruding Bone Effect

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2 thoughts on “How to Make Fake Skin for Wounds”

  1. To create a fake wound, apply a thick layer of vaseline on your skin where you want the wound to appear. To create a gash in the wound, trace a thin line through the vaseline with a toothpick, or make a thicker line for an obvious gash. It will take a few minutes for the vaseline to completely dry.

    False skin wounds are so much fun to make. You can get jars of vaseline at the dollar store super cheap.


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