How to Clean Beach Sand
There are lots of ways to clean beach sand for crafts projects. Sift out rocks and other debris, and rinse away organic matter and silt. If you need sterile sand, try baking it for 45 minutes. Remove salt by simmering the sand with water, then straining it through a coffee filter. To avoid bringing sand home after a beach trip, hit the showers and rinse off toys and other items before getting in your car. In a pinch, baby powder works well as a sand remover. If all else fails, use a handheld vacuum to clean up sand in your home or car.