Scabs can be fun... to pick.
I know you used to pick your scabs! You probably still do. But don't worry, I won't tattle.
Making scabs is super easy and you still don't have to get hurt. There's hardly any work.
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These are the supplies you need.
- Liquid Latex It's really easy to use and has multiple uses, but it stinks like fish. Once it dries it stops smelling. Here is a teeny tiny bottle I have that has a brush built into the lid. I still use the Q-tip for some of the steps.
- Bruise and Cut Wheel
- Coffee I got mine at a hotel I was staying at since I don't drink the stuff. You only need a little bit, depending on the size and amount of scabs you want to create. Think skinned knee or road rash.
- Tea bag I don't like it much for scabs. It was too big. It'd be good if you want to look like you have actual gravel embedded in your wound.
All you'll need after that is the place for your scab. Here's my lovely knee. Have you ever seen something so lovely? Don't answer that. Just be happy I shaved (two days ago). That doesn't happen every day.
- Take the brush from the lid of the latex (or Q-Tip if you don't have a brush) and smear a medium-light coat on the area.
- Add in the coffee. Push it in a bit.
- Let it dry. It will dry fairly quickly. You don't need it to dry all the way before the next step.
- Add another layer of latex. I used my Q-Tip for this so that I wouldn't get the coffee into the latex. Use a different part of the Q-tip each time you dip into the latex.
- Add in more coffee.
- Let it dry.
- Brush off the excess coffee that didn't stick.
- Dab more latex carefully on the scab. You just want a light coat to seal the coffee in and to give you a surface for the paint.
- With your finger, Q-tip, or a brush put red, purple, and some brown paint over the scab and around it to simulate dried blood and some slight bruising around.
Tada! Super easy, right?
This would be fun for Halloween, for practical jokes, a social experiment, or of course, the stage!
[Tweet "I can make my own scabs minus the actual blood and pain."]
Where would you put your scab?