The idea of crafts for kids is something that you really should implement. If your children talk about being bored, then you can really give your children something to complete away from the TV which will help them grow with arts & crafts. Many parents do not tell you how important crafts are for helping them learn to be individuals.
Beading is a great craft activity that is fun for people of all ages. Children as young as three or four years old love to make beaded bracelets and necklaces. You can even find beading kits that are specifically designed for children to learn the craft of bead working.
The last time I took my wife to the Smokey Mountains, I bought her a hand sewn quilt that was made in a factory. We had gone to that area to enjoy a little nature and get out of the city for awhile. We had a great visit and on the way out of town we decided to stop at a local shop that had a lot of craft like items. My wife has always loved quilts and I saw her eyes light up when she laid eyes on the quilt hanging from the wall.