Sand Dollars Small

Product Code: 8610
Minimum Order: 50 No.
Price: £0.22 each 
Current Stock: 3086.000 No.


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Shell size: approx. 2 - 3 cm across.

Facinatingly delicate, wafer thin, sun bleached sea urchin shell. Use for crafts and interior decoration and for making bespoke wedding favours. Shells can be attached with 'UHU' type glue.

Background: Classified as echinoids, Sand Dollars are flat, round marine animals related to sea urchins. These spiney shells are found in sandy sediments in oceans throughout the world. ( The spines are removed on the shell we sell )

Sea Urchins in Geology: Sea urchins are prominant in pre-history with abundant numbers being found in the Devonian and Carboniferous periods. During the Permian sea urchins almost died out but the species again became more diverse through the Jurassic and Cretaceous.
As the species evolve relatively quickly they have become useful to geologists for dating rocks.

The Legend of the Sand Dollar:

There's a pretty little legend
That I would like to tell
Of the birth and death of Jesus
Found in this lowly shell

If you examine closely
You'll see that you find here
Four nail holes and a fifth one
Made by a Roman's Spear

On one side the Easter Lily
Its center is the star
That appeared unto the shepherds
And led them from afar

The Christmas poinsettia
Etched on the other side
Reminds us of His birthday
Our Happy Christmastide

Now break the centre open
And here you will release
The five white doves awaiting
To spread Good Will and Peace

This simple little symbol
Christ left for you and me
To help us spread his Gospel
Through all eternity

Safety Information: not suitable for children under the age of 36 months as the shells may present a choking hazard.
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