Crafting is a mostly simple craft activity. Handicrafts involve making beautiful objects from simple materials such as paper, wood, clay, wool or fabric. It is not clear when it is called handicraft or handwork, sometimes it is also called arts and crafts. A famous example is the Japanese art of paper folding, origami.
The term "tinkering" is derived from the noun "bast". Bast is the fibre of tree bark or other plants. In the past, it was used to tie vines or bouquets of flowers and similar things. But raffia was also suitable for weaving. In the past, almost all children in kindergarten used to weave coloured raffia around a cardboard box to give as a gift. Later, there were more materials and therefore a wider range of handicrafts.
Nowadays, handicrafts include simple work done by small children, such as sticky pictures or painted objects. But it can also be quite difficult things, like a swan folded out of paper. Through handicrafts, children learn how to handle different materials. They also practise their manual skills. Handicrafts in childhood often develop into a hobby. Perhaps this interest will lead to a certain profession later on.