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How to whiten sand dollars

Whiten Sand Dollars

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Get to the beach!

Get to the beach!

Look for whole sand dollars...

Look for whole sand dollars...

Wash them off in big container

Wash them off in big container

Fill with one gallon warm water

Fill with one gallon warm water

Add 1C bleach

Add 1C bleach

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.

Let soak 30 minutes

Let soak 30 minutes

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.

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!

  • 1 large bucket or Tub
  • One gallon warm water
  • One cup bleach
  • Sand dollars