To make the Handprint Winter Tree, trace the hand as well as the arm and then color it in. Have them make fingerprint snowflakes. My 2 year old made a big, snowy mess at the top of her tree. The kids also painted snow on the ground.
I painted each kids hand with the puffy paint one at a time and made Handprint Polar Bears with them. Don't forget to have them make a tail and the ears! After it dried, I drew on facial features and bear claws with a permanent marker. The marker did not work very well for this purpose so I would suggest using black paint instead.
The paint is still puffy/raised 2 months later!
Handprint Polar Bear made with regular paint
All arctic Animals made with hands & feet
Hand & Footprint Winter Crafts archive
Winter Crafts for Kids from my other blog