Activities & Crafts

By the time death comes into a person’s life, it’s often too late for preparedness. Although it can be challenging, considering our own deaths can help us reduce anxiety and uncertainty surrounding the end of life experience. But where to begin? That's where Mourning Routine comes in! We're here to help you talk about death with friends, family, and loved ones. 

Try a Mourning Routine activity to help facilitate a conversation about death with your loved ones. Additional activities coming soon.

After completing your activity, share on social using #mymourningroutine or contact us to add your design to our collection! 


  • Glue (stick or decoupage)

  • Glitter, sequins, jewels

  • Pipe cleaners

  • Markers, crayons, or colored pencils

  • Pom-poms

  • Old magazines

  • Stencils

  • Anything and everything colorful! 


This activity can be completed by yourself but is more fun when completed with friends and family. 

  1. Begin by reflecting on the words, symbols, and ideas that you live by.

  2. ​Download your own headstone (PDF) or urn (PDF)

  3. Get creative! Add color, glitter, or craft accouterments; cut up images from magazines, photos, or drawings to create collages; write your favorite quote, lyric, or poetry; express the essence of you!

  4. Display your design! Hang it in your room, office, or on your fridge.

  5. Post on social media using #mymourningroutine.

Bedazzle your Headstone or Urn

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