To make a word search, enter your list of words in the large area provided. You can type these by hand or paste them in from another document, such as a word processing document or a spreadsheet. Just make sure that you have one word per line.
Next, enter values for the height (letters down) and width (letters across) of the generated puzzle. Our worksheet generator will tell you if it can't fit all your words into the area you entered. If that happens, make the puzzle bigger by entering higher values for "down" and "across".
If you want to use a short phrase such as "lunch box" you may do so, but be aware that it will show up in the word search puzzle without the space between the words, like "lunchbox".
When you have finished entering words, hit the CREATE button to see a preview of your worksheet. You can select the ANSWER KEY tab to the right to see where your words actually appear. If you're not happy with the layout, you can hit the SCRAMBLE button to generate a different layout.
You can also change the size of the word search puzzle and then hit CREATE again to see how it looks.