Handcrafted in Mexico by talented artisans, the Biodegradable Paper Turtle Mini Water Burial Urn is a fun and environmentally friendly way to say goodbye to your loved one. This smaller water scattering urn is constructed from recycled paper using non-toxic glues in the shape of a turtle, making it ideal as a memorial tribute to one who loved the water, turtles, and the ocean. Holds a small amount of cremated remains (5 cubic inches; about a few spoonfuls of ashes).
The artists who create these beautiful Turtle Urns are continuing a traditional, local art form (which is put to new purposes as a cremation urn) and are paid a fair wage in local workshop environments. Since each turtle water scattering urn is created by hand, there will be minor variations in size, shape, or color, ensuring that each memorial is truly unique for your loved one.
These mini biodegradable turtles are designed to float briefly in the water before sinking. This provides a perfect opportunity to cast out our lovely bougainvillea memorial flowers, to create an attractive and contempletive atmosphere during the water burial service. (Select memorial flower options above.) The time that the turtle takes to sink will depend on the weight of remains inside and local water conditions. Once the turtle sinks, it will biodegrade naturally over time.
- Hand crafted by talented artisans
- Made in Mexico at fair wages
- Completely biodegradable and eco-friendly
- Floats briefly, then gracefully descends to biodegrade
- Materials: recycled paper and non-toxic glue
- Unique, gorgeous Turtle shape
- Natural recycled paper coloration
- Very small scattering urn size
- Holds a very tiny amount of ashes
- (Standard adult size also available)
- Dimensions: 9W" x 7L" x 2.5H"
- Our Turtle urns have a capacity of 5 cubic inches
- This water burial urn will hold the equivalent of 5 lbs of body weight
- To simply calculate the volume of remains, follow this formula:
- One pound of the individual's healthy body weight will require one cubic inch capacity
- A 190 lbs individual will require a capacity of roughly 190 cubic inches
- For more detailed info, see our article "What Size Urn Should I Get?"
Optional Memorial Petal Features
- Real Bougainvillea flower petals
- All natural, sun-dried
- Each package contains 2 oz
- About a cup and a half of petals per package
- Packages measure 5.5L" x 2.75W" x 1.25H"
- Works ideally for 1 package per person
- Beautifies any water burial or scattering service
Shipping & delivery
- Usually ships from our facilities in 1-2 business days
- Time in transit varies; generally 2-5 business days
- Rush shipping can be arranged; contact us for details
- Phone orders, questions, or comments please call toll free (877)900-5309