When I get together with my niece, we always do a "craft". Prior to spending time with her, I did not associate good things with the word "craft". Tacky plastic cross-stitching kind of things.
I admit, with an art degree, I might be a bit of an art vs craft snob. But then my niece decided she was into "crafts" and the word took on a whole different feeling. Fun. Messy. Glittery.
She and I went to a "Holiday Craft Show" (I barely even grimaced as I typed this) last weekend. We spied some cute little spool ornaments on a tree, and I whispered to her that that would be our next "craft".
I had the spools, vintage beads, Christmas music and glitter that we needed.