How to Whiten Sand Dollars

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How to Whiten Sand Dollars
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Get to the beach!

Get to the beach!

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Look for whole sand dollars...

Look for whole sand dollars...

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Wash them off in big container

Wash them off in big container

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Fill with one gallon warm water

Fill with one gallon warm water

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Add 1C bleach

Add 1C bleach

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Caution: If you leave them in bleach too long, the sand dollars will yellow. Once bleached, the sand dollars are more fragile and are more breakable.

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Let soak 30 minutes

Let soak 30 minutes

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Rinse and lay out to dry. If its sunny-- leave outside for 24 hours.

Rinse and lay out to dry. If its sunny-- leave outside for 24 hours.

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They might have edges from being tossed about but they are worn smooth & all 81 are whole!  Kind of like people...   Such a great reminder of my time away! Thank you Poppa!

They might have edges from being tossed about but they are worn smooth & all 81 are whole! Kind of like people... Such a great reminder of my time away! Thank you Poppa!

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