If your Webelos or Scouts BSA are working on first aid requirements, you can add in some fun by making a fake wound on a “victim” or two. The gross out factor is almost guaranteed to keep the Scouts more interested.
You might need to practice making a wound beforehand to make it look right. But even if it isn’t perfect, they will still appreciate it.
Make a Fake Wound
- Petroleum jelly
- Red food coloring
- cocoa powder
- toilet paper
- Mix together a dab of the petroleum jelly and the red food color until it is a nice, bright red color.
- Add a little cocoa powder to make it a darker, more realistic blood color
- Separate the toilet paper so you only have one layer.
- Tear the piece of toilet paper so it is a little bigger than the size of your desired wound.
- Put the toilet paper where you want the wound.
- Smear the petroleum jelly mixture on the toilet paper.
- Raise the outer edges of the toilet paper to make it appear like a jagged wound.
- Dust a little cocoa powder around the edges of the wound to make them a little darker.