Introduction: How to Clean Sand Dollars

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These are sand dollars from the gulf coast. I found them in Port Aransas, Texas.
This is the color they are in their natural state. Many people prefer their sand dollars to be white instead of their natural color.

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First, put the sand dollars in a bowl and pour water in a bowl just enough to cover the Sandollars.
What them so for around 30 minutes and change out the water Half way through.
Don't worry if they float for a couple of minutes they will eventually sink.

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Next put one part bleach and three parts water into a bowl and let the sand dollars sit for around 15 minutes or until white.
But the longer you have them in the bleach and water solution , the weaker the sand dollars become.

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Rinse the Sand dollars thoroughly and allow them to dry overnight on a paper towel.


The lego girl (author)2014-10-01

For Stan1y , it is chlorine based bleach

The lego girl (author)2014-10-01

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The lego girl (author)2014-10-01

thank you for the great comments

daytymer (author)2014-08-25

You can also leave the in the sun. The will bleach out

watchmeflyy (author)2014-08-25

Wow! Thanks for sharing the method. ^^

Stu_Pendisdick (author)2014-08-24

Poor, defenseless animals that never hurt anyone........

Orngrimm (author)Stu_Pendisdick2014-08-25

they were already dead... the alive ones are MUCH darker an you don't see the "flower" this good.

But yes: always collect only the dead ones. if they have pink "hair" on the underside and/or are darker in color, let them be and put them back into the sea. Wildlife thanks you! :)

daisy_kay17 (author)2014-08-24

I live in Texas and I love going to Port Aransas

But I have been stung a few times

Stan1y (author)2014-08-24

chlorine or hydrogenperoxide based bleach?

MsSweetSatisfaction (author)2014-08-24

Ooo they look so pretty afterwards! Thanks for sharing your process!

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