Monday, January 3, 2011

2011 Fourtunes!

How to tell your fourtune by melting metal. It might be a German thing because I saw these things for sale everywhere so I figured we'd better not miss out! It wasn't at all what I thought it was going to be, but in the end it amused us for a while on our New Year's Eve. :)

Step One: Translate directions.

Step Two: Pick your metal piece and use the spoon to melt it.

Step Three: Melt metal shape into a liquid ...a hot liquid.

Step Four: Plop hot liquid into cold water.

TA DA! Here are our shapes...

To get your fortune for the upcoming new year you first take your shape and decide what object it looks like. On the back of the package it lists a bunch of things and what fortune goes with them. Like if your blob looks like a cow it means you will gain weight that year. ...or something like that. :)

We got tired of translating and made up our own fortunes. Everyone will be extra nice to mommy and keep the house clean. yah.


Michaela said...

Mom thought they had something inside like a chocolate egg and that when the metal melted you could get the thing inside. The things are actually hollow and take a long time to melt. I did mine first and we plopped it into a glass of water but it turned into that long line with the raindrop on the end in the picture. We don't think that's what they are supposed to look like so I got to hold another one to it. Great. And then i held Mom's because she was on the phone. Fantastic. :)

franziengland said...

Thanks for the explanation Michaela! Now I understand your mom expected something totally else. Maybe she shall launch that thing...
What do you think your long raindrop thing means?
When do you start school again? Here they started yesterday.


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