Worldwide Knit (and Crochet!!) in Public Day

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Knit (and Crochet!!) in Public with Ben Franklin Crafts - Oconomowoc: 6.13.15

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Here’s Something New!

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Strathmore Art Workshops


Register here for Strathmore’s FREE 2015 Online Workshops.  Follow along with video instruction by experienced artists and be inspired to create and learn more about ART!

Winter & Spring Class Schedule

Take a peek at all of the classes you can take! Need more information? Click the photo!

View the monthly schedules of classes on our Classes & Events page.  Click here to download the complete Winter & Spring schedule of classes.

Register soon – classes fill quickly!

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.

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.

We “Mustache” You to Enjoy our 2015 Retreat Memories


Our 2015 Spring Fling Retreat at the beautiful Osthoff Resort in Elkhart Lake is now a wonderful memory! The pictures tell the story – we had LOADS of fun! Click the photo to see for yourself!

Create Your Own Class

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

 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.

Do You Pinterest? We Do!

We love this visual collage of our recent pins! 

Visit Ben Franklin Crafts’s profile on Pinterest.

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Announcing: Our 2015 Scrapbook Challenge Winners

Thank you to everyone who entered our 2015 Scrapbook Challenge.  Congratulations to all of you for taking on the challenge.  The entries were outstanding – so creative!

Our customers voted and here are their favorites:

1st place – Joan from Village of Summit

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2nd place – Dawn from Hartland

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3rd place – Nina from Oconomowoc

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All entries will be on display in our Craft Department through March 30th, or you may view them in our Scrapbook Challenge Gallery.