Clay Wishbones

Clay wishbones on wooden spoon

Everyone deserves to make a wish on Thanksgiving! While the bird may only have one wishbone to break, all can share in the wish-making fun with these easy-to-prepare clay wishbones that will add a festive flair to your holiday tabletop.

Things You'll Need:

  • 2 cups cornstarch
  • 1 cup white school glue
  • Paint
  • Wax paper
  • Pen or wooden spoon


  1. First, to make air-drying clay, combine cornstarch and glue in a bowl and knead with hands.
  2. Pull off a small amount of the clay and roll into a long snake. Fold this in half and pinch the middle together to create the shape of a wishbone.
  3. Place on wax paper, with the pinched edge resting on a pen or a wooden spoon handle to create a subtle curve, and let air dry for two to three hours.
  4. Paint in colors to complement your holiday décor.
  5. Set one at every other place setting and invite each guest to break one with his or her neighbor.