Handprint apple trees were one of my favorite seasonal crafts as a daycare teacher. It pleased both the kids (painting body parts) and the parents (a craft that they could identify). I had already been planning to incorporate it into our apple theme when our trip to the orchard inspired me to take it up a notch -- instead of creating individual trees, the kids worked together to make their own orchard. I didn't get pictures, but Little Lady made some trees too, and the boys had a lot of fun watching her. When she was finished Mini Man made all his trees.
Then the Buddy filled in all the remaining spaces. He was quite happy that his trees were the BIGGEST.
Before I go I thought I'd throw in a picture of what I think is a life saver when painting with little kids; a bowl of warm water and a rag. Having these at the table kept the mess in one area instead of our whole house being turned in to an orchard.