The list author says: "Charlotte Mason advocated handicrafts for her students for a variety of reasons. She wanted the children to be productive---to be able to make gift items, to make items for their own use, and, if appropriate, learn a skill that would be able to support them later on in life. In order to be able to reach these goals, genuine handicrafts, not just plain crafts, were taught in the schools she established. In todays society we tend to supply our children with just plain crafts to help keep them busy. However, there are many handicrafts that children can learn that are more than busy work. Please take a look at the suggested books and see what is available.
Handicrafts for Children II: http://www.amazon.com/Handicrafts-for-Children-II/lm/R2AUPSSWQ5VAYN/ref=cm_lm_byauthor_full
Handicrafts for Children III: http://www.amazon.com/Handicrafts-for-Children-III/lm/RXLT4RM454VX7/ref=cm_lm_byauthor_full"