Hey Kids – We Want to Showcase Your Creativity!

Ben Franklin Crafts - Oconomowoc: Creative Kids Holiday Challenge

Our Holiday Challenge Kits are completely sold out!

Challenge projects are starting to come in! Remember to bring your entry in by 11/30/14. We can’t wait to see YOUR creativity!

Click the image for contest rules.

Make a Difference: Create a Chemo Cap

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In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, you are encouraged to create a chemo cap to support & encourage individuals coping with this disease. More information, along with free knit and crochet chemo caps patterns can be found on TNNA’s website. As a TNNA retailer, Ben Franklin Crafts will gladly accept cap donations through November 30th.

Celebrate Your Birthday with a Craft Party at Ben Franklin Crafts!

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Schedule your child’s next birthday party at Ben Franklin Crafts. You’ll have as much fun as the kids when you leave the set up & clean up to us! Learn more about our Birthday Craft Parties here.

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.

Let’s Craft the Holidays!

Watch this space for a weekly preview of our virtual make & take projects for the 2014 Holidays, then click the photo for supplies & a Snapguide tutorial!

Ben Franklin Crafts - Oconomowoc: Lets Craft the Holidays week 4 - Christmas Countdown

 “Let’s Craft the Holidays” will take you from now through the New Year with projects that are fun & easy for crafters of all ages!

Spring Fling Retreat

Our 2015  Spring Fling Retreat  is filled!

Start looking forward to a fun-filled, relaxing weekend with your quilting and scrapbooking friends at the Osthoff! Watch for Retreat news, updates, supply lists, etc…coming to your email in February.

Fall 2014 Class Schedule

Announcing our Fall 2014 Schedule of Classes!

 We have classes in Cake Decorating, Sewing, Knitting, Crocheting, Quilting, Spinning, Jewelry Making, Rainbow Loom and Zentangle! You can even create your own class to suit your schedule!

Click here to download the complete fall schedule of classes. View the monthly schedules of classes on our Classes & Events page.  Register soon – classes fill quickly!

Do You Pinterest? We Do!

We love this visual collage of our recent pins! 

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2014 Holiday Card Challenge Update

Thanks to everyone who participated in our annual Holiday Card Challenge! The entries are on display in the Craft Department through November 30th and will then be donated to the Oconomowoc Area Senior Center. We’ll be drawing entrant names for prizes on December 1st, too!

2014 Holiday Card Challenge - Ben Franklin Crafts: Oconomowoc

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