The genius of these wonderfully gory intestines from "GammaBlog" is how simple they were to create:
"Made these today for use in tomorrow's Greenwich Village Halloween Parade. Ingredients: bubble wrap, paper towels soaked in beet juice, plastic food wrap, scotch tape, and white thread. Yum!"
This is another example of how a creative mind can turn simple junk into an effective prop. My first reaction to reading the list of materials was "Why didn't I think of that?" What makes this approach different from other "recipes" for prop intestines I've seen is the use of plastic food wrap wrapped around a filler material to form the basic shape. I might tweak it a little bit, by using transparent fishing line in place of the thread and replacing the beet juice and paper towels with a layer of colored liquid latex on top of the plastic wrap, but we're still talking...what? $10 worth of materials? For a great looking prop that will last years.