Cold porcelain is a clay that resembles the smooth white appearance of traditional porcelain. Especially popular in South America, the grain-based sculpting medium can be used by professional artists and crafty kids alike.
The ingredients in this homemade air dry clay are natural, cost-effective, and easy to find—flour, corn starch, water, a sheet of toilet paper, and baking soda. And while other cold porcelain mixes might require some cooking or a different mix of ingredients, the common factor is that they don’t require baking/firing in a kiln.
This eco-friendly recipe is one in a series of the channel’s DIY air dry clay recipe tests that, over time, have moved away from using PVA glues/polymers.
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