Parents praise their kids for excellence in school and for their other achievements. A decade ago parenting style was very different. Parents were strict and would hardly praise the kids. But now parents are generous with their praise. Praising makes the kid more confident, motivated and happy.
If your child makes a craft work and shows it to you, give the child the necessary attention. A few words of praise will do wonders for your child. This type of praising also builds a healthy self-esteem in the children.