Cold Porcelain
without Glue, 
It's better than salt dough!



cold porcelain clay without glue - homemade clay - better than saltdough

Why cold porcelain without glue? 

First of all, we make this homemade clay because we don't have Elmer's glue anymore but we have a big bag of baking soda in the kitchen :)

You might ask, why not saltdough? That's what we thought initially. We like saltdough but don't like the work to smoothen the surface with sandpaper. 

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Did you see the difference? Yes? Look at the color and the clay surface!

The cold porcelain surface is smoother and looks whiter than the saltdough. And, it has clean and crisp edges. 

It looks better than saltdough, isn't it?

Now, how does it compared to the conventional cold porcelain, I mean the one with Elmer's glue? Honestly, the version without glue lacks lustre and strength.

You might agree with me that the cold porcelain clay cooked with glue is as good as store bought polymer clay in term of look and strength. 

But, if you don't want to make complicated model or figurines, the version without glue is one of the best choice of homemade clay I think. 

How to make cold porcelain without glue?

If you think you like this one and would like to make the clay for yourself, please feel free to follow our recipe.

Btw, the main ingredient is baking soda. Choose good quality baking soda for your clay. We use Arm & Hammer pure baking soda:

cold porcelain clay without glue - homemade clay - better than saltdough - pure baking soda

Complete ingredients:

  • 2 cups or 2 glasses pure baking soda
  • 1 cup or 1 glass corn flour
  • 1 1/4 cup or glass cold water



Pour all ingredients to a non-stick pan and stir it continuously on small fire. It will take about 10 minutes or more until you'll see the lumps. Keep stirring until you can lift up the clay from the pan then stop.

Let the clay cool down. Yeah.. I know you might want to touch the clay straight away. But, please wait for few minutes :) 

Knead the clay when it's not too hot anymore. And, it's ready for you to play with. 

You can keep the unused clay in sealed plastic bag and put it in the fridge.  

Btw, we've done the video tutorial if you want to see how we make this clay. Have fun!

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Cold Porcelain Clay Without Glue Video Tutorial


Tips for cold porcelain without glue:

  • Colour your clay with oil based paint
  • Protect your clay with clear nail polish or varnish after it has dried completely. 
  • Avoid any contact with water before you protect your clay because even though it has dried completely, it may soften again when it has direct contact with water. 



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