Make Your Own Word Search Puzzle

These free word search makers make it easy to create your own word search puzzles.

Whether you're creating a word search puzzle for kids, adults, or yourself, you'll find these free word search makers easy to use and they'll leave you with a great custom word search puzzle.

Each word search maker works a bit differently, so be sure to read the directions before you get started. These word search makers do make it incredibly easy to make a word find, and you'll be surprised the quality of puzzle you'll get when you're done.

Discovery PuzzleMaker's Free Word Search Maker

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The free word search maker through Discovery Puzzlemaker makes word search puzzles in 6 easy steps.

This word search maker lets you decide on the size of the puzzle, which can go up to 40 letters by 40 letters and still fit on a page, but they recommend using 15 letters by 15 letters. You also get to choose to make the word search more difficult by sharing letters as often as possible.

When you're done, you can create the word search puzzle as HTML, text or lowercase text. More

Word Search Maker at A to Z Teacher Stuff

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There are quite a few options for this free word search maker so you can really customize what the final word search puzzle will look like.

You can set the placement of the word list (right or left side of the puzzle), the numbers of rows and columns (up to 50), and the style of the grid and font. You can also choose the word placement, like forward and backward words, to make the word search puzzle easier or more challenging.

The final puzzle from this word search maker is a nice looking puzzle that even has a place for a name and date. More

Teachnology's Word Search Maker

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If you're looking for a free simple word search maker that will make you a quick puzzle without any hassles then this should be your pick.

All you need to do is enter a title and then up to 20 words to get your word search puzzle. It's a very nice looking puzzle that's created and it has a place on the top for a name and date. More

PuzzleFast Word Search Maker

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I love the free word search maker at PuzzleFast because it so easy to use! You can make a word search in just a few minutes time and the answer sheet is printed out right along with the puzzle.

Besides being a free word search maker, you can also make your own crosswords, word jumbles, number search, and matching worksheets with PuzzleFast. More

SuperKids Free Word Search Maker

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The SuperKids free word search maker requires that you enter your words, choose a grid height and width, and decide whether you want have an easy puzzle or a hard one that will put some of the words backwards throughout the puzzle.

The final word search puzzle is very nice looking and makes a great puzzle for a kid or adult to complete. There's a name and date section at the top of the puzzle when complete. More

ProProfs' Word Search Maker

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The free word search maker at ProProfs creates a word search puzzle that's completed online instead of being printed.

You'll get to input the words for the word search puzzle, the title, a description and keywords. You'll also get to choose a difficulty level and the maximum time a user has to complete the word search puzzle (from 5 to 60 minutes).

Unique to this word search maker is the ability to fetch the words from a web page instead of having to enter your own words. Just paste in a URL and the puzzle will be auto-populated with words taken from that page.

You'll have to register with ProProfs before you can build a word search puzzle, but doing so is completely free. More

Word Search Maker at

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© has another free word search maker that's super easy to use.

Simply enter the page title the puzzle should have, the number of letters that should run across and down the game, the directions you want the words to go (like diagonally, sideways, etc.), whether you want the words uppercase or lowercase, and the words you want to be included in the final word search puzzle.

The word search puzzle that's created after you choose your options looks great and is fun to use in the classroom or just for fun. More

ABCya! Free Word Search Maker

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This is a nice Flash based word search maker that helps you create an online word search puzzle through an easy 3-step interactive wizard that you can then print or play online.

After naming your puzzle, you can choose to have your words in uppercase or lowercase and if the size of the game board should be 15x15 (large) or 10x10 (small). 

You can enter up to 10 or 15 words in this free word search puzzle, depending on the size of your game board.  More

Word Search Maker at Fun Brain

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This word search maker is very easy to use and gives you a very nice looking puzzle both online and offline.

Before you enter your words, you get to pick from four varying levels of difficulty, each with support for a different number of words and different maximum word lengths. More

Word Search Maker at Tools for Educators

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A nice feature for this free word search maker is that you can have the hint be something other than the word in the word search puzzle to make it more challenging.

You also get to choose whether you want the word search puzzle to be uppercase or lowercase, including diagonal words or not, the type of font to use, and the grid size. More

Instant Online Word Search Maker at Puzzle-Maker

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This is a no frills free word search maker where you only have to enter your words in the text area and then choose how many letters you want in the columns and the rows of the word search puzzle - you can have up to 50 for either.

The final word search puzzle is simple but has nice even rows and columns making it every easy on the eyes. More

PedagoNet's Free Word Search Maker

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This free word search maker has a lot of options so you can create a truly custom word search puzzle.

The words you enter can be separated by commas, spaces, or line, so it's easy to paste a chunk of words into the site to be used with your puzzle.

The maximum number of rows and columns in this word search maker is 100, and you can change the font size plus the color of the background, highlight, and font. Another option lets you pick a number of random words from your list instead of using all of them.

Something else is that this free word search maker include the ability to choose the precise way the words are positioned in the puzzle, like forward and backward, diagonal, or up and down words. Plus, you can hide the word list from the puzzle. More

Free Word Search Maker at The Teachers Corner

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Another completely free word search maker can be used at The Teachers Corner, and it has all of the same options as most of the others in this list.

The rows and columns for these word search puzzles can have up to 50 words each, you can choose a custom grid style, word placement can be adjusted, grid lines can be hidden, and the word list can be positioned on the bottom or right side of the game.

Word puzzles made at The Teachers Corner can be printed off in the PDF or PNG image format, or played online. If playing online, you can quickly see the answers with just one click of a button. More

Super Teacher Worksheets' Free Word Search Maker

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One last free word search maker you may like is the one from Super Teacher Worksheets, for it's really easy to setup and the options don't cause any confusion.

Start by choosing a difficultly level to immediately change some of the options, like the maximum word lengths and the grid size. Then pick a title and creator name before you enter the words that should be used in the puzzle.

One option lets you alphabetize the word list. Another can add different worksheet headers to the game, like a name only or a name plus the date or class period.

When finished building the word search puzzle, you're given a few pages to print off, like the answer key and the game itself. More