HOW TO MAKE A BLEACH PASTE

Modern Pioneer - - [bleached Bone] -

STEP 1

Mea­sure ¾ cup bak­ing soda into a non-por­ous (metal, glass or ce­ramic) mix­ing bowl or dis­pos­able dish.

STEP 2

Add a cap­ful at a time of bleach to the bak­ing soda. Stir and mix with a metal fork. Con­tinue adding bleach grad­u­ally and stir­ring un­til you cre­ate a mix­ture with a paste-like con­sis­tency.

STEP 3

Ad­just the quan­tity of bleach to thin the mix­ture to the de­sired con­sis­tency: Thicker paste will stick to the sides and un­der­sides of an an­i­mal skull, but a thin­ner paste will flow and smear more read­ily into cracks and crevices.

STEP 4

Ap­ply the paste to the an­i­mal skull us­ing a small craft brush. Thor­oughly rinse the brush im­me­di­ately af­ter use to pre­serve the bris­tles, or use a dis­pos­able brush.

STEP 5

Let the paste sit for an hour.

STEP 6

Rinse the skull in wa­ter to re­move the paste.

STEP 7

Reap­ply paste to por­tions that didn’t get bleached white enough the first time, and re­peat as nec­es­sary.

(above) This bear skull is ready to be cleaned. Most of the flesh has al­ready been re­moved. (be­low) This fin­ished bear skull looks great dis­played on a wall.

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