Tomato Paper Craft
As we harvest, eat, and process the endless supply of tomatoes from our garden, Drew thought of a fun activity making use of tomato peels. The girls loved it, and the outcome is like stained glass…

Many recipes for canning tomatoes call for peeling them, which makes for much smoother sauces, salsas, etc. But instead of throwing them away,

lay them out, press them (we used 2 cutting boards)
and hang the result in the window!
notes: using waxed paper, pelon or some other non-stick material would work better. We just used regular scrap/printer paper and in some places it didn’t peel off well. It takes almost 2 days for the tomato peel paper to dry thoroughly, so be patient! And, tomatoes aren’t the only produce that make great peel-paper…


  • naqahdahnellie Posted July 22, 2011 5:12 pm

    Very cool!

  • Aimie Posted July 22, 2011 7:38 pm

    Love that idea!!

  • Joey Posted July 31, 2011 11:22 pm

    This year I'm going to try drying the skins and grinding them into a powder. I read it's great to add to sauces etc as the flavour is so concentrated!
    ~ joey ~

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