This recipes is very fast and easy to make, not to mention inexpensive. There's no need to bake either.
The things that can be modelled from cold porcelain clays are incredible. Its possible to sculpt finer details than polymer clays. Objects dry to a light-weight, stone like texture. Try it and see where your creativity takes you.
Step 1: Ingredients You Need
1 cup cornflour (optional try using rice flour 50:50 mix)
3/4 cup pva (wood) glue
3 drops of eucalyptus or nutmeg oil (for a preservative)
either 1 teaspoon baby oil or 1/2 tsp petroleum jelly (to prevent cracking during drying)
1/4 cup water
(New Recipe! update here, no cracks! How to Make Cold Porcelain Beads)
Step 2: Cook Ingredients
This will take only a few of minutes to form into a round mass.
Mix cornflour with water until free of lumps. Stir in pva glue and oils. Blend until smooth.
Stir on very low heat until the mixture forms first into a sticky glue then a thick ball. (Around 9 minutes)
The texture should be quite sticky. Once you roll out on a board or sink bench top, everything will come together. If the texture is rubbery and difficult to mold into thin petals it seems the clay has gone past redemption and is totally unusable and needs to be chucked in the bin.
I experimented with trying to recycle the rubberised mixture and after 72 hours soaking in water it softened and returned to a soft, pulpy mass.