I remember when we would have family Thanksgiving and my sister and I would always fight over the turkey wishbone. I’m eight years older so you know how that goes- just shoved her out of the way and took it for myself. LOL just kidding. OK, maybe only one year. 🙂
My sister is now a vegan and I am grown-up (or something) so I thought it would be fun to try re-creating that tradition with something else that is 100% animal cruelty free…clay!
I picked up a pound of this white air-dry clay, and Scott and I started rolling out some of the wishbone shapes. I just used the picture I saw online of a real wishbone and tried my best to mold the clay to look like it. No two are exactly alike but that was OK 🙂
We ended up making about 20 of these, accounting for extras in case any broke (which they totally did- more on that later!). These are definitely fragile pieces that can break easily so handle with care. The thicker you make them the more sturdy they will be.
My original idea was to use these as place card holders for our Friendsgiving party. So I decided to add a spot to put the name. I used a couple of my business cards to make a small intention towards the back of the wishbone. Do not push it all the way through or you’ll end up slicing it in half of course. 🙂
We gave them overnight to dry and then used my favorite gold leaf paint to give them a shining appearance. You guys didn’t think I would be content leaving them unpainted did you? 🙂
Tada! Aren’t these great? They would’ve been perfect for the table had I not had a rambunctious dog somehow get a ball inside the house and throw himself over the stool that all the finished ones were on, breaking all but three. 🙁
So much for an animal cruelty-free wishbone right? Just kidding. No dogs were harmed during this process even if they slightly deserved it. 😉
Did y’all have any wishbone traditions growing up? If you did I bet they weren’t gold plated. 😉