Arts and crafts include a wide variety of activities for kids, adults, and everyone. It involves a skill to create objects using one’s own hand. It is also known as handicraft, craftwork, craftsmanship, etc. There are both historical Arts and Crafts and modern Arts and Crafts.
The arts and crafts movement, which came into existence as a result of industrialization, continues to inspire artists and craftsmen across the world, especially in the western world. Some of the general applications of arts and crafts for the hand-made and beauty in function are in textiles, leather, for instance, embroidery, calligraphy, quilting, weaving, fabric paint, and print, etc., and other applications are in wood, metal, clay, glass, stone, paper/ canvas, among various others.
Art and craft projects are a common elementary and middle school activity, in both mainstream and alternative education systems across the world. With time, fine arts and studio craft are gaining importance, especially with collages and universities offering these as an elective option for the youth.