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.

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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.

  • 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, 2015 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, 2015 at 17:59
  • Anything that would reduce that time?
    – blankip
    Oct 26, 2015 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, 2015 at 18:04
  • No don't own a dehydrator. So looking at 3 weeks?
    – blankip
    Oct 28, 2015 at 18:23

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