I have never considered my toy soldier activities to be crafting, although I use similar, and at times identical skills, to those I employ when doing stuff more clearly defined as crafting. For example at the moment I’m making wood and crystal wands for some young (and not-so-young) Harry Potter fans. I have been known to dress dolls and make wooden hobby horses, both of which are often described as crafting, though I would be more specific, sewing or woodwork. I don’t think I care how I, or what I do is described. I consider it “stuff I do”. There’s something in a corner of my mind about crafting considering the doing to be of greater importance than the resulting thing.
One who puts on his armour should not boast like one who takes it off.
Ahab, King of Israel; 1 Kings 20:11