DIY – The best natural cold porcelain clay recipe

The cold porcelain is a non-edible and non-toxic modeling material that dries in the air.

Cold porcelain clay is widely used and fun to create a variety of small projects. This recipe is perfect for both kids and professionals.

Although you can easily get it in craft stores, there is a cold porcelain clay recipe that you can make with just a few ingredients that you find in your kitchen in a quick, easy and fun way.

If you want to know how to make porcelain, keep reading!

cold porcelain clay recipe

Essential materials:

  • 1 cup of baking soda
  • 1/2 cup of cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup of water
  • Natural pigments (optional)

Cold porcelain clay recipe step by step

There are many recipes on the internet about how to make porcelain, but one of its ingredients is always glue. The glue may contain toxic chemicals and for this reason we do not recommend using it. In this cold porcelain clay recipe we will only use 3 ingredients that are natural and you have in your kitchen.

Optionally, if you want to apply pigments to your cold porcelain you have two ways to do it: you can shape it first and then paint it, or you can mix the color into the clay, knead it and then shape it.

  • Step 1

    In a pot or pan place the mixture of baking soda, cornstarch and water and take it to the stove over medium heat.

  • Step 2

    Stir cold porcelain clay until mixture thickens, there should be no lumps. You will need to stir for approximately 10-15 minutes so that the clay can be removed from the pot in one piece.
  • Step 3

    Wait for the cold porcelain to cool down so you don’t burn your hands.
  • Step 4

    When the cold porcelain cools, it should be soft enough to knead, but it shouldn’t stick to your hands so it shouldn’t be too soft.

    To prevent the clay from sticking to your hands, you can spread a little oil or hand cream on it. But if you feel the consistency of your clay needs to be adjusted, do so by kneading in additional oil to remedy clay that is too brittle, or cornstarch for clay that is too sticky.
  • Step 5

    It’s time to knead the cold porcelain for about 2 minutes, until the clay reaches room temperature. This step is necessary to give more flexibility to the cold porcelain.
  • Step 6

    Once the cold porcelain clay has cooled down properly, it’s time to start creating.

    If you don’t need to use all of your cold porcelain, it’s best to store it in an airtight container or bag in a cool, dry place that isn’t in direct sunlight.
  • Step 7

    Cold porcelain can take several hours to a day to dry.
porcelain clay

Some tips…

  • When using cold porcelain, take as much as you need and keep the rest packaged.
  • Don’t expose cold porcelain to air because it will harden.
  • As long as you use non-toxic paint to color your cold porcelain, it will be safe for children to use.
  • Cold porcelain works very well to create small figures such as flowers, jewelry, dolls, etc.
  • It is possible that when it dries, its figure will shrink.

To create!

With this natural cold porcelain clay recipe you can now start creating your favorite porcelain figures.

You can also see this article about painting air dry clay.