— Arts and Crafters charging at the Player after collecting all seven notebooks

Arts and Crafters is a sockpuppet in Baldi's Basics in Education and Learning. He will wander around the school trying to avoid eye contact until the player collects at least 7 notebooks when the game enters Final Mode.


Arts and Crafters is a white/grey long sleeve sock with googly eyes (the right eye bigger than the left) and a cardboard mouth with a red tongue.


Arts and Crafters at first sight appears to have a shy personality, preferring to stay by himself and avoiding other people. However, after the player collects 7 notebooks, his shy personality seems to disappear and is replaced by a more aggressive one, shown by attacking the player when encountered out of jealousy for having more notebooks than himself. Unlike the other characters in the game, he never speaks.


Baldi's Basics in Education and Learning

When the Player begins the game, Arts and Crafters can rarely be seen, disappearing around corners when the player steps into view and will have no influence in the game until the player collect 7 notebooks.


Arts and Crafters charging at the player.

When 7 notebooks are collected, Arts and Crafters will become jealous of the protagonist (which proves Arts and Crafters has 6 notebooks) and become a threat. If seen, he will rush at the player with his mouth open and then teleport them and Baldi to the starting point of the game. This occurs in both Story and Endless Mode.

The player should try avoiding Arts and Crafters as best as possible when they have 7 notebooks, since being teleported to the same room with Baldi places them at a huge risk for a Game Over.

Field Trip demo


Arts and Crafters seen in the Field Trip demo.

Arts and Crafters will instead become a barrier to the player as he will come out and start attacking the player if they reach into the "NO" zones, he will endlessly attempt to attack the player until he gets them, which will put the player back into the fireplace which might put them in danger if Baldi is active. He'll also take away sticks from the player when he catches them.


  • An easy way to keep Arts and Crafters away is by using BSODA on him, which will push him away from the player.
  • It's more common that the player will find him down at the end of the hallway, rather than around a corner.
  • Avoid looking at him for more than one second when the player have 7 notebooks. It will cause him to teleport the player to the start of the game with Baldi.


  • Arts and Crafters was originally intended to speak actual words instead of a static screech, by testing the voice line "Let's play" for him before deciding to use it for Playtime. This was confirmed during mystman12's game streaming.[1]
  • Since Arts and Crafters' description in the Principal's Office states that he "gets jealous at people with more notebooks than him", it's implied that he may be a student of Baldi's.
  • Seen in the earliest first release of the game, his old description said: "Truly a incredible sock puppet. I've never seen one like it!!" It was changed for giving no hints of what he would do.
  • Arts and Crafters is one of the five characters described in unused audio logs. The others being: Baldi, Principal of the Thing, Playtime and Gotta Sweep. Like his old description, it gave no hint on how to avoid him whatsoever and would probably be a waste of time.
  • Once the player get close enough to Arts and Crafters he will turn invisible.
  • In the intro as soon as the true color of the main gameplay reveals after collecting two notebooks, Arts and Crafters will always be seen far away next to the door from the Cafeteria if the player takes the left hallway.
  • He is the fastest character. He is so fast that it makes no difference if the player is running away or not. As well as faster than 1st Prize's full acceleration.
  • If using hacking tools by enabling the characters' names to be visible, it is revealed that Arts and Crafters becomes invisible as soon as he "vanishes".


Sound Transcript Description
Arts crafters
WhooooOOOOOOOOOOOSH! *Static* Plays when Arts and Crafters charges at the player.


CFT Loop
*Static* Plays right after the previous sound.







Main Protagonist

The Player

Here School members

1st PrizeArts and CraftersBaldiFilename2Gotta SweepIt's a BullyJoePlaytimePrincipal of the Thing

Field Trip-only characters

Cloudy Copter

Easter Egg characters


Mentioned Characters Cut Characters