Making the brains was a rather simple process.
The only specialty item we bought was a brain mold. You can buy them super cheap on Amazon.com.
From there, all you’ll need are jello (for the texture), evaporated milk (for opacity) and food coloring (to make your brain a grey color).
Buy a brain mold HERE
Find the jello brain recipe HERE
This was our jello brain once it popped out of the mold. It was plated and ready to be bloodied up.
The blood itself is my favorite recipe.
After years of trying different combinations involving corn syrup, laundry detergent, etc, I’ve finally settled on this recipe: 3 parts strawberry syrup to 1 part chocolate syrup
Not only is it cheap and easy, it is also completely edible and washable.
We perfected this recipe while making a no-budget vampire short film several years ago called, “Last Day, First Night.” As you can tell from the photo, our lead in that film was a true sport as she walked around a creek covered in “blood” all day.
Check out the trailer HERE
As for the chunks in the blood, we smashed up some frozen raspberries and added them to the mix.
And there you have it! Cheap, easy and not so disgusting blood and brains.