I hope someone can help me! I need to open about 15 walnuts and keep the shells intact so they can be used for craft projects. So far, S and I have tried about 15, with only 1 being possibly salvagable if I glue the pieces back together.
We've tried the squeezy thing, going up and down the side seams. He's tried scoring the side seams with a knife; tapping with a hammer, prying apart from the top. I'm beginning to think that we have particularly fragile walnuts, or else we just don't know the secret!
I need to open these then spray paint them, stick a bell on a string inside, and hot glue them back together. By Monday. At this rate, we're going to be knee-deep in failed walnut residue for a long time!
Can anyone give suggestions for what to try? Thanks a bunch!!!