Real simple. Kids love breaking the wishbone from a turkey or chicken. What do I need to do so that the wishbone has a nice crack (more brittle) when they are pulling it.


Simple, you dry it.

If you want your kids to be able to snap the wishbone on the spot, save one ahead of time from the last chicken or turkey.

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  • We dry it out and leave it for 3-4 days and still most of the time it isn't an easy break, especially for the really young ones (wet break). – blankip Oct 26 '15 at 17:56
  • It's just not long enough for the bone to embrittle. Don't forget it's not just water, but oils and gelatin. I think we've hung ours for a few weeks or more. – Escoce Oct 26 '15 at 17:59
  • Anything that would reduce that time? – blankip Oct 26 '15 at 18:00
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    Do you have a dehydrator like for making dried fruit? Or how about low heat in your oven until it's hardened. – Escoce Oct 26 '15 at 18:04
  • No don't own a dehydrator. So looking at 3 weeks? – blankip Oct 28 '15 at 18:23

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