This chapter gives detailed accounts of techniques in the various handicrafts commonly practised in schools, shows how craft work, helps to give a backward boy confidence and self-respect and, incidentally, accelerates his progress in other subjects by reviving his interest in school work generally. The only difficulty the average teacher should find in putting over handicraft will be in its organization or in keeping the enthusiasm of his pupils within bounds and profitably directed. The possession of a school garden offers many uses for the products of the handicraft lesson. Tool racks, repairs to handles, cold frames and seed boxes are in demand throughout the year. An important aspect of craft work is awareness of design and fitness for purpose.