DIY Fortune Telling and Candle Making

DIY Fortune Telling and Candle Making
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Fortune Telling Wax Pouring Activity

Soy wax
Wax pouring pitcher
Horseshoe chocolate candy mold
Baking sheet/tray

1. To create the miniature wax horseshoes for the fortune telling activity – wash, dry and set your horseshoe chocolate candy mold on a baking sheet or tray for stability.

2. Prepare a makeshift double boiler to melt the wax. Begin by filling a saucepan with about an inch of water and place on the stove over a medium-low flame. Measure out enough wax to fill your mold, place into the pouring pitcher and then set the pouring pitcher in the saucepan. Keep a constant eye on the wax until it is completely melted. Note that you can substitute a clean tin can for a wax pouring pitcher, just be certain to use a potholder when removing it from the heat. Allow the melted wax to cool slightly.

3. Carefully pour the melted wax into the mold, filling each compartment all the way to the top. Let the wax horseshoes sit undisturbed until they have completely cooled and solidified. Then invert the mold and gently press on the back to release them.

4. Now to try your hand at fortune telling, gather together a container of very cold water, a lit candle and a deep metal spoon. Place one of the wax horseshoes into the spoon and hold it over the candle’s flame until it melts completely. Stir the water and then quickly pour in the melted wax – this will cause the wax to instantly solidify. Remove the large pieces of solid wax and set aside for examination. The resulting shapes can either be directly interpreted or they can be rotated in candlelight to create shadows, whose shapes are then interpreted.

To assisting in interpreting your wax shapes:…

Tip! Depending on how much the wax separates, you may need to change the water before pouring in another melted horseshoe.