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# Make an cremation urn? Answered

Can u refer me to someone that might be able to make a replica of a fisher price toy telephone, the nostalgic one, for a cremation urn.? We had a special needs child to die Sunday. His telephone was his constant companion. If possible, we’d love his ashes to be in a replica but don’t know if possible. I can paint it but not make it. Please help.

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Whoa. This is a sad story.

I asked DuckDuckGo to show me a, "cremation urn size calculator"

https://duckduckgo.com/?q=cremation+urn+size+calcu...

It seems a typical approximation is one cubic inch of ashes, per pound of human or pet that was formerly living. E.g. a person who formerly weighed 200 pounds, is expected to give a volume of ashes that will fit inside an urn with internal volume of 200 cubic inches.

e.g this calculator
https://www.artisurn.com/pages/urn-size-calculator

Where I am going with this, is the first calculation is to determine the interior volume of this toy telephone, to see if it is big enough to hold the ashes you want it to hold.

The toy phone, with its present dimensions, might have enough interior volume already. I guess if it is too small, then the replica of it needs to be scaled up, to make it big enough.

I guess what I am saying, is the first step is to do this math, and compare these two volumes.

Edit: By the way, I do not know if you know how to do the geometry involved in calculating simple volumes, but the way that works is you imagine the shape of your object to be composed of some simple shapes, like boxes and wedges, and cylinders and stuff, that you know how to calculate the volume for.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volume#Volume_formul...

Then you sketch these on paper, like I have done in the attached pictures, and come up with some variable names ( like: a,b,c,d,e,f,g) for the different lengths.

Then you can consider the volumes of these blocks and wedges, algebraically.

For example, the volume of the central box in the middle is a*b*c, the way I have drawn it in the first drawing.

In the second drawing the central box is a little bigger, a*b*(c+e). but that is only because in the second drawing, that box borrowed some volume from the slab below it, and that slab turned into a slab with a rectangular hole in it.

Also by the way, regarding the link above, to artisurn-dot-com, I have no idea who they are. The link to their web site came up in my search for a urn volume calculator. I have never done business with them before, and I am not working with them presently, intentionally directing traffic or interest to their site.