We made handprint apple trees during our week of talking about food that comes from trees. We had wondered if any of the littles would be really opposed to having their hands painted, but only one did not want to do this project.
We painted their hands with green tempera paint and used 3-4 handprints for the "crown" of the tree. Then we let them each paint a trunk with brown tempera paint. After these dried overnight, we used corks and red tempera paint to add apples to the trees. These turned out really cute!!