How to Make Halloween Stage Props 2: Body Parts - Liver

By Alan Donahue

Things Needed

  • 5 bottles white glue
  • 2 cups liquid starch
  • Large bowl
  • Red food coloring
  • Black food coloring
  • Smock/apron
  • Wax paper

Whether you are creating a hospital drama or a gory horror scene, a fake liver could come in handy for a movie or theatrical production. A realistic liver will make scenes more authentic, and with certain materials, you can move it in a lifelike fashion. Keep the fake liver to use as an annual Halloween prop.

Pour five bottles of white glue into a large bowl.

Add 2 cups of liquid starch into the glue. Use your hands or a fork to mix them thoroughly. Wear a smock to protect your clothes.

Add three drops of red food coloring and one drop of black food coloring. Mix to make a dark red.

Pull out the large substance as it hardens. Set it on a piece of wax paper.

Mold the shape of the liver. A basic liver includes a large rounded section and a small section, forming a rounded triangle.

Set it in the refrigerator overnight. The substance will harden but retain a slightly soft texture.

Keep the fake liver in an air-tight container when it is not in use. This prevents it from drying out.

Tip

Use pictures of a liver as you mold the shape. The substance will be like putty and can easily mold into different shapes.

About the Author

Alan Donahue started writing professionally in 2003. He has been published in the Norwich Free Academy "Red & White," UNLV's "Rebel Yell" and on various websites. He is an expert on wrestling, movies and television. He placed second in the NFO Screenwriting Contest and received filmmaking awards from Manchester Community College and Norwich Free Academy. He currently attends Academy of Art University.