How to Make Fake Scars With Markers

Written by sean farmer
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Creating fake scars is simple. Fake scars can complete your Halloween costume or add some realistic touches to a play. a common way to make scars is just with a black marker, but using rubber cement and a red sharpie gives the scar a real human flesh look. You can vary the weight of the rubber cement and where you put the most of the Sharpie ink to create fake burns and open wounds.

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Things you need

  • Rubber cement
  • Toothpick
  • Red Sharpie

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  1. 1

    Apply the rubber cement onto your skin where you want the scar. Let it dry.

  2. 2

    Use your toothpick to scratch off the rubber cement in the shape you want the scar. Make sure you leave some of the cement around the scar.

  3. 3

    Fill in the where you removed the rubber cement with the red Sharpie.

  4. 4

    Apply a second light coat of the rubber cement onto your skin where you created the base scar. Let it dry.

  5. 5

    Use your toothpick to lightly scratch off the rubber cement above were you have created the scar.

  6. 6

    Lightly recolor the scar with your red Sharpie. Your fake scar is complete.

Tips and warnings

  • It may hurt a bit when it is time to peel off the rubber cement, but it will do no harm.
  • If you are doing a scar on your face be very careful not to ingest any of the rubber cement or get it in your eyes.

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