Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Make your own (drinkable) blood!

Look what we made today - blood!!

The recipe is from the Horrible Science Handbook's "Famously Foul Experiments" by Nick Arnold. Billy picked the grossest experiment from the entire book of course :)

The one on the left is the non-oxygenated blood from the veins, on the right is the oxygenated blood from the arteries.

If you want to do it yourself, here's the recipe:

  • 2 dessertspoons flour
  • 1 dessertspoon golden syrup (or corn syrup)
  • red & green food colouring
  • 100 ml warm water
Mix flour with the warm water and sir until the flour has dissolved. Add the golden syrup and stir well until mixed. Add 1 tablespoon of red food colouring and stir. This is the oxygenated blood.

Pour half the blood into a glass.

Now add a drop of green food colouring to the remainder and pour into a 2nd glass. This is the non-oxygenated blood.


Apparently you are able to "drink the blood" but we declined that portion of the experiment :)


Wendy said...

YUM! Of course, corn syrup is incredibly sweet, so hopefully the water would cut the sweetness if you did drink it. Neither of you tried even a taste?

Kez said...

Um no - too much flour in it for my taste in drinks :)

Dana said...

Leave it to a boy to pick that experiment!

Kez said...


Anonymous said...

its quite nice to drink, although you can still taste the flour :)