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Step 1: What you need:
Bleach, normal is fine but It just so happens I had scented laying around which will work perfect as well.
Something to dry them on: Paper towel, Cloth towel, anything will work.
The sun, It shouldn't be very hard to find a nice sunny spot for a couple of Sand Dollars to sunbathe.
Sand Dollars... Of course!
Step 2: Solution
Step 3: Soak the Sand Dollars
Step 4: Whiten and Brighten
Step 5: Sun Dried Sand Dollars
Rinse out the bucket and set aside, rinse off your Sand Dollars as well and place the on your towel.
Bring your towel outside and set in the sun. The Sand Dollars will need to sunbathe for a couple of hours in the hot sun. Usually from noon till the sun starts to go down (around 7 or 8).
Step 6: Done!
You now have your completed Sand Dollars, that you had fun finding and bleaching! Much more rewarding to find and bleach yourself then it is to buy at a gift shop!
The bleaching process will make them more fragile then they were in their naturla state, I started with two of them as seen in the pictures but my smaller one shattered in the sun when I went to retreve it this evening. At least I managed to find two in the ocean!