6 Fun and Creative Ways To Use Your Parents Ashes!
Updated: Jul 31, 2019
Losing a parent is one of the toughest things a person will have to endure during their lifetime (unless you were adopted or have daddy issues). There’s no true timeline determining when a person will get over such a heartbreak. Could take months, years, or may even last a lifetime. Lucky for you, FaHooNews.com has come up with 6 fun and creative ways to use your parent's ashes:
1) Pour Them Into An Etch-a-Sketch
Losing a parent is not only devastating for the children, but also for the grandchildren. In many instances, younger grandchildren may have a difficult time truly understanding the magnitude of the situation. They're so young that they are unable to come to grips with what really happened to one of their loved ones. They look around and see that their friends still have grandparents, but may be too sad to admit that their own have passed away. To help avoid any mental trauma that the death may cause, pour the ashes into an etch-a-sketch and give it to the grandkids. The transition will be much easier for them knowing that they can tell their peers that their Grandma is now this etch-a-sketch.
2) Dye The Ashes For a Gender Reveal
Adding a new member to the family is always an exciting moment. Unfortunately, for some, their mothers or fathers may never get the chance to meet their grandchildren. But death is no reason to get down. With death comes new life! Dye Grandpa’s ashes, pack him in a balloon and use him to announce the gender of the newest family member. He wouldn’t have it any other way, and if he would, he’s a selfish old hag that deserved to croak.
3) Dump Them In A Sandbox
Nothing would have made Grandma and Grandpa happier than to be able to play with the grandchildren. Unfortunately, they’re DEAD. By dumping their ashes into a sandbox, their wishes can now be fulfilled. Once a week you can have the satisfaction knowing that little Timmy got to play with Grandma and Grandpa, even if it was unbeknownst to him.
4) Have a Fossil Hunt
Kids are absolutely fascinated with fossils. This one is simple: Take any bones that may have not fully disintegrated, and bury them throughout the yard so the kids can go on a “dinosaur” hunt. When they discover a new bone, you can tell them that it used to belong to the mighty Ol’ Crippledsaurus.
5) Make an Hourglass
We’re always told to live in the moment because you may not be here tomorrow. Time is precious, take it from your parents inside that hourglass.
6) Make Some Concrete
Were your parents divorced? Well, mix them into some concrete and finally fix that crack in your driveway that you’ve been meaning to get to. At least now they’ll be able to keep something together.
So there are 6 incredibly unique and creative ways to use your parent's ashes for something fun for both you and the kids. Like most things you see on Pinterest, your craft will most likely not turn out anything like the picture. But, just like you did when your parents were alive, take this opportunity to disappoint them one last time.