Tools & Materials:
- Red Washable Paint
- Green, Brown, and White Construction Paper
- Glue Stick
- Paper Plates
To make this craft easier, I cut out green tree tops ahead of time for the kids. Older children could cut out their own.
First, we traced each child's hand and arm on brown construction paper and cut it out. You could also use brown paint for this, but we didn't want to wait for the paint to dry before doing the rest of the project.
Then, we assembled our trees, gluing the green tops on our white construction paper and adding the handprint trunks on top.
While our apples dried, I gave the kids extra colors on their plates and let them finger paint. I always like to include some more open-ended creating in with a more structures project like this so the kids have an opportunity to make whatever they like.
These make cute keepsakes for parents and would even be fun to do on a bag or apron for a teacher.