I traced a tree trunk onto paper and the kids colored it in using several shades of brown crayons.
Then they dipped Q-tips into paint and made little prints all over their tree.
Although they did enjoy doing this, they all surprised me by kind of rushing through it and being done sooner than I had hoped. Most of them only put about 20 or so prints on their paper. Here a couple trees that were fuller:
I have a feeling that if I let them paint with their fingers instead of Q-tips, their entire papers would have been filled up! Next time...