If you find it fun to solve word search puzzles, you might find it fun to make one too! With a blank grid like our downloadable templates here, it’s not that hard to insert your words and then fill in the empty spaces. We have several different shapes of puzzles for you to look at.

We have another post on how to create word search puzzles, but if you want more information, check out this Wikihow on creating your own word search puzzles.

To download the above template as a PDF, click here.

If you need to make a puzzle smaller, it’s easier with a simple shape like a square or a circle – just start writing in your words close to the center of the shape, and fill in the extra letters around them.

To download the above template as a PDF, click here.

 

Especially if a puzzle is in a more interesting shape, like a star, it is easier to add in the longer words first, and then fill in shorter words around them.

To download the above template as a PDF, click here.

If you are making a puzzle for a younger audience, it’s important to not overwhelm them with letters. For kids’ puzzles, we have a smaller grid that you can download – make sure to fill it with fairly simple words!

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Getting tired of making your own puzzles? Check out our ready-to-solve puzzles here. You can also use our other puzzles to check out ideas for themes. One easy one we’ve used is seasons. This theme will give you a set of four puzzles. It’s usually easy for someone who lives in a region with seasons to come up with ideas for words.