We may not be able to skip the (initially cute) crafting animation in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, but we can at least speed it up. Here's a tip: If you tap the A button, you'll craft faster than normal.
It makes a difference! Especially when you're stockpiling fish bait or other mindless bulk items.
I have this natural tendency to mash my way through dialogue, but for whatever reason, I didn't think to try speeding up the crafting animation. I figured it was just one of those things we'd have to learn to accept (barring a quality-of-life update). I'm hopeful Nintendo is open to at least some suggestions.
My goal is to play New Horizons at my own pace, with minimal spoilers, and just enjoy new things as they come. So far, so good – other than the constant wasp stings. One of these days I'm going to remember to equip my bug net before shaking trees. Yesterday, today, and tomorrow are not that day.
If you have any helpful pointers, feel free to share 'em. New Horizons has a lot of nuances. Not to give Tom Nook any wild ideas, but it'd be something if he started selling hints à la Cranky and Wrinkly Kong.
[Thanks for the tip, Inquisitive Ravenclaw]