Introduction: DIY - Cold Porcelain Clay
This is good for jewelry making and cutie dolls.
1 cup cornstarch or corn flour 1 cup white glue 1 Tbsp baby oil or olive oil 1 Tbsp lemon juice, lime juice, or vinegar Baby/Body Lotion (optional) 1 Microwave safe bowl Plastic wrap & ziploc for storage
Mix together 1 cup of cornstarch and 1 cup of white glue in a microwave safe bowl.
Mix in 1 Tbsp Veg/baby oil & 1 Tbsp Vinegar/Lemon juice. Keep mixing until there are no lumps present.
Depending on the power of your microwave, 3-6 times put for 15-second intervals in the microwave.
Tips: Store any unused cold porcelain in a cool dry airtight location between projects. To repair a crack on a cold porcelain sculpture, mix equal amounts of white glue and water and smooth the paste over the crack with your fingers. Cold porcelain is safe for kids to use as long as the paints used to color it are non-toxic.
Warnings Preparing cold porcelain leaves a mess on the bowls, utensils, and saucepans used. Clean them off before the mixture dries on them, and don't use fancy cookware. You must use cornstarch or corn flour. No other type of starch or flour will do. The clay will be very hot when it's done cooking.
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