Having to go through the process of pet cremation can sometimes be a disorienting time for kids, especially the younger ones. At their tender age, they are still not able to grasp the permanence of death and one way you can ease them into accepting the loss of their pet is to work on a project together.
Homemade cremation urns are not complicated to make and, compared to those sold at the pet crematories, may come out cheaper. If you start with a simple wood box, you can even personalize it with an engraving and some pictures of your pet. Start by rubbing the sides of the box with a sandpaper until smooth. With a pencil, sketch or write the designs you want to engrave into the wood, such as the name of your pet, the date of its death, and whatever you want. You can then use a wood burning tool to engrave the text into the box. As for the photos, you can glue them onto the sides and cover of the box and allow it to dry. A simple wood stain can then be sprayed on it in a ventilated area. Once it dries, you can then put the ashes into it.