Natural Cold Clay Recipe Using Only 2 Ingredients

Homemade cold clay or porcelain clay is a more recent evolution to the normal play dough crafts or kiln fired clay. Cold clay is one of the really great easy craft activities for older kids and even adults. The clay sets at room temperature, so the creation can be painted, varnished and kept as a household ornament or decoration. It’s perfect for older kids and even adults who want to sculpt with more precision and detail.

Cold Porcelain Clay – A Great Easy Craft For Kids

Cold clay is easy to mold using simple tools and implements around the house. Toothpicks, cookie cutters and mini screwdriver sets often make great molding tools. A simple google search will provide you with an endless supply of ideas for sculptures and figurines. There are many different recipes that contain wood glue, vaseline, and other less natural substances. Our recipe is just as effective and contains only non-toxic food ingredients.

How to make easy cold clay without glue

This recipe contains no glue. It so easy to make – you only need to mix 2 ingredients with water.


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


  1. Pour all ingredients into a non-stick pan and stir it continuously on a low heat.
  2. After approximately 10 minutes you should start to see lumps forming. Keep stirring until you can lift up the clay sticks to itself and you can lift the clay out the pan in one mass.
  3. Let the clay cool down for a few minutes.
  4. Place the clay onto a silicone baking sheet or sheet of baking paper. Knead the clay until it is smooth and silky in texture.
  5. Store your unused clay in an airtight container or bag in the fridge.

Some Tips For Even Better Cold Porcelain Clay Without Glue

  • Use oil-based paint to add colour to your creation.
  • Paint your creation with varnish after your clay has dried completely to protect it.
  • Avoid any contact with water before you protect your clay. Even though your clay has dried completely, it may soften once in direct contact with water.

Cold Clay Alternatives And More Easy Crafts For Kids

If you have very young children or a child who likes the process of molding the clay more than anything else you might want to consider using playdough instead. Our all natural easy, homemade playdough recipe is a great healthy activity for kids.  Playdough is completely edible and can be molded over and over again. It is not prone to drying out like the cold clay and is great for early childhood development. Also be sure to check out our article on craft and alternative gift ideas for children.