You will need:

  • Paper or cardstock
  • 1 paintbrush
  • Paints in the colors of your choice (I used brown, green, yellow, white, red, blue, pink and purple)
  • Your hands

Step 1:

To make the trunk and branches, use the paintbrush to paint your hand and half of your forearm with brown paint. (Your forearm runs from your wrist to your elbow.) Press your arm down on the paper (or cardstock). Your forearm with make trunk and your fingers will make the braches. Wash your arm.

Step 2:

Choose which colors you want to use for the leaves. Dip your finger in one color at a time and make dots around the branches. Wash your finger between each color. I used green, white, yellow and red.

For a fall tree, you could use yellow, orange, red and brown.

For spring blossoms you could use a pale pink.

Step 3:

Add some scenery around your tree. I used light and dark blue for the sky, green for the grass and purple and pink for the flowers.

Step 4:

Let your painting dry and then hang it up to display.

Happy Tu B'Shevat!