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Cleaning Sea Shell or Ocean Shell Beach Combing Finds,How to Clean Seashell

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~ Sea shells are marvellous creations of this earth, such wonderous shapes and so beautiful to look at
~ when you put your ear upon a large sea shell you can hear the ocean rumble

~ collecting sea shells is a fun kids activity for a beach vacation, trying to identify seashells can bring some learning into your day too

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How to Clean a Seashell

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Seashells make a nice momento to remind you of your family beach vacation

~ Collecting seashells is a great kid activity for younger and older kids

~You build sandcastles on a sandy beach and found some marvellous seasheels to take home with you to remind you of a perfect family vacation

~ But your shell might be covered in algae and barnacles or have still residues inside that make the smell rather unpleasant ( especially when you come to unpack your vacation luggage)

~ it might be a good idea to have a special bag sea shell treat finds can be stored in

~ a good bag seashell treat can be stored in are the zip-lock kind , zip then up and avoid the smell travelling out of your kids luggage

~ if your purchase them before you travel they are also great for storing all kinds of beachcombing treasures

Here some tips for cleaning seashell finds

~ Sea shells and Ocean Shells can be used for many sea shell crafts and even to make sea shell jewellery
just think the most precious of sea shells contain pearls inside of them that are used to make beautiful pearl jewellery - you would be very lucky to find one of those

Sea shells for sea shell crafts and sea shell jewellery can be collected from many beaches
~ try making sea shell candles with leftover wax too
~ just make sure cleaning sea shells is done properly and then you can try out many sea shell crafts

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How to clean off Barnacles:
~ barnacles can be hard to remove
~ try using a tool like a stiff brush, a grill or even a tooth brush
~seashells debris that is hard can be chipped off with a chisel or a wirebrush
How to bleach Seashells:
~ make up a solution of bleach and water , half and half
~ Soak the seashells for cleaning in it for a couple of hours
~ larger seashells may require longer, tiny sea shells maybe bleached faster
~ Just be sure to remove them when the "periostracum" is gone. The periostracum is the flaky, leathery covering that covers most live seashells.
Shining: If you want to give your seashells a nice finish, you can wipe them with a mineral or baby oil.


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Watch out when cleaning seashell !!


Be a responsible sea shell collector
~ protected seashells should never be cleaned or even touched as they are living creatures of this earth

~ corals and seashells should not be taken when diving in the sea or even snorkelling around a coral reef

~ they are there to be admired and respected and to LEAVE for other people to enjoy and for to earth to sustain itself

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~ What are your favourite Seashells?

Do you know what the best tide times are for collecting seashells at your local beach ?

~ What was your most amazing seashell you ever found at the beach weither at home or on vacation ?

~ Maya loves walking the beach just when the tide is out and at the banks where the sand has collected the most amazing sand dollars, and seashells can be found ..we even spotted a starfish that was still alive so we returned it back to the sea :-)

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