Sometimes in homeschooling, we have to set aside doing school to do school in a different way. Today in Huntington Beach, several Charlotte Mason nature study groups got together for a handicraft fair, a chance to see what other families have been working on and to buy each others' treasures. Charlotte Mason wrote about the benefits of handicrafts: Not a useless experiment with glue and glitter, but a skill one can learn slowly and carefully. And while not everything my family made completely fits this noble description, we felt quiet accomplished when our creations were done. The simply Charlotte Mason website list seven benefits for doing handicrafts. To train the eye and hand.