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Cast your vote for Ben Franklin Crafts as YOUR favorite Arts & Crafts destination.

Sign Up for a Class

Our Fall Class Schedule is full of exciting opportunities to learn or practice a craft. Here’s a sneak peek at classes coming up in the next couple of weeks. Click to register on our Classes & Events Calendar.

Mittens & More

Help Keep Our Community Warm This Winter


 We’re collecting new mittens, gloves, hats and scarves for MPTV through 11/6.

Click the mittens for more information and links to free patterns for you to knit, crochet or sew up some cozy warm mittens to donate.

Do You Pinterest? We Do!

We love this visual collage of our recent pins!

Visit Ben Franklin Crafts’s profile on Pinterest.

About Us

Locally owned and operated since 1973, Ben Franklin has evolved into a specialty craft store, with several other stores under one roof.

We provide exceptional customer service and continual craft events.  We delight in bringing people of all ages together to participate in our craft classes, make-it/take-it’s, and other special events.

Ben Franklin Crafts is “the place to go” for a friendly, supportive environment where families and friends can explore their creative potential.

Spring Fling Retreat

Osthoff Resort - site of 2017 Spring Fling Retreat with Ben Franklin Crafts

Registration is open for our fun-filled, relaxing retreat for quilters and scrapbookers at the Osthoff Resort in Elkhart Lake!

March 31 – April 2, 2017

Details and Registration

2016 Holiday Card Challenge

Our annual Holiday Card Challenge begins October 2nd! Cards submitted will be donated to Interfaith Senior Programs – Waukesha. Help us brighten the holidays – submit your entry by 5:00pm on October 30th.

2014 Holiday Card Challenge - Ben Franklin Crafts: Oconomowoc

Click the photo or here for more contest information & rules.

Beat the Rush!

It’s not too early to start having your holiday projects framed.


Let our experienced framers help you select frames and matting to showcase your holiday gifts and decor.

Create Your Own Class

Create a class on the day and time that works for you! Give us a call at 262.567.0271!

New Fee Structure!

 Would you like to take one of our classes but the scheduled day & time just don’t work?

Give us a call….we’d love to help put a class together at the just right time for YOU!

Click the photo for more info and to read more about our new fee structure!

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Saturday Stitching with Needle Me!

Join Needle Me for a special Saturday Stitching meeting.

needlepoint, art supplies, arts and crafts store, Ben Franklin Crafts

 Saturday, October 29th | 10am-4pm

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