This was also an easy project to complete with two children (nearly 3 and nearly 5) at the same time. Sometimes I don't pick the best projects for two children.
First, I traced each of the children's hands with a brown crayon. Then the children colored their "tree trunk." I chose to use crayon for the less-messy factor for
my son's sake my own sanity. However, if I were to do this again, I think markers or paint would be better. You could even paint the child's palm and arm and "print" it to make the tree.
Our big fall book that we've enjoyed from the library recently is Poppleton in the Fall. We just love Poppleton!
Next, I think we'll be making a fall wreath since M asked to replace our summer wreath craft (that I never posted about). We'll use our coffee filter technique, I think...they love that!