I have seen this type of craft in several places, but here is our version. First I painted K's hand and part of his arm brown (he giggled the whole time - it tickled). We used his painted arm/hand to be the trunk and branches. Then, he dipped his fingers in green paint to finger paint some leaves.
K LOVES to paint with his hands, can you tell?
Finally (after we cleaned up his hands), K used his red Do-a-Dot marker to make apples on the tree. He had a lot of fun doing this, and I think it turned out cute!