Introduction: How to Draw a Maze

These are directions on how to draw a simple maze. All you need is a pencil and paper.

Step 1: Outline

Draw a square. Erase two wholes in it. I put mine in the corners as shown in the picture. This will be your entrance and exit.

Step 2: Step 2

Draw another square inside the first square. Erase more holes in that square. I made 3 holes in mine.

Step 3: Step 3

Draw more and more squares inside eachother. Yours should look pretty close to mine, other than the holes.

Step 4: Different Shapes

Now you can draw different shapes inside that square. Erase holes in them too.

Step 5: Step 5

Fill those in with squares. Erase holes in those too.

Step 6: Highlight Your Route

Figure out where you want the only way through the maze to be. I highlighted mine.

Step 7: Step 7

Now start drawing lines to close off paths other than the way through.

Step 8: Finish

Finish drawing lines. You may have had to erase some more holes to make the maze more comfusing. Make sure there are no other ways through the maze. If there are, close it off with a line.

Step 9: All Done!

If you chose to highlight your route, erase the highlight. You have your very own maze now! Well... What are you waiting for? GO SHOW IT OFF!

Comments

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Jsquared6213 (author)2013-04-08

does it work with circles

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HuaShengMi (author)Jsquared62132017-04-23

ya check gadisA's comment attachment

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HuaShengMi (author)2017-04-23

awesome, i made but do not have picture....

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Grimcreeper337 (author)2017-04-10

I wanted to draw a picture of the maze from the maze runner and this was a perfect example.

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Tan MinhP (author)2016-09-09

this is great

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romossa made it! (author)2016-06-06

yeayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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ZeeK6 (author)2016-05-08

Hi..

Can you please tell me how to draw a maze with one entrance (centre) and 4-5 exits with some texts along the lines?
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GadisA made it! (author)2015-12-05

Yeaay I've made my first maze and more are coming!

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gagandeepsohal (author)2015-10-10

I LIKE THAT MAZE I WISH YOU COULD MAKE A WORD SEARCH

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What about a word that IS a maze? Download here:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Byqt6cSty3BiaDN6eUxoWGZvLWs/view?usp=sharing

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thetank31 (author)2014-11-02

I really like mazes

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misko13 (author)2013-12-16

Great instructable. Will be very useful for me. Thanks!

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Pro Draw (author)2013-02-19

That was so much fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Pro Draw (author)2013-02-19

That was kind of hard. Thank you for showing us how to do this cause if we didn't have the steps, I would still be on the first step so than you.!!!!!

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djsfantasi (author)2012-06-22

Wouldn't you also want to check the maze to make as many of the paths accessbile as possible? This would entail erasing more lines.

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odellcowgirl (author)2011-11-22

turning right doesnt work

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cporter5 (author)2011-08-03

take a right as soon as you start

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Plo Koon (author)2011-07-31

I am SO glad that u did this Instructable! I have NEVER been able to draw a maze! THANKS! =D

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megalaiv (author)2011-07-31

cool, i'll have to try it! Plus 1-megalaiv.ucoz.org

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zxxzquack (author)2011-07-30

I made a maze and it looks awesome!!! Thanks!!! :D

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Computothought (author)2011-06-28

Neat!

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Wesley666 (author)2011-06-28

Where is the part where you add a wall somewhere in the middle that makes it impossible to solve and you hand it out to bug other people/people who don't clean the microwave out when they make a mess in it...

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badrang4 (author)2007-11-10

isint there one JUST like this 1?

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bigfootduck (author)badrang42008-07-18

sorry. I didn't realize that there could only be 1 maze instructions in the whole internet! >:(

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ryandean98 (author)bigfootduck2011-06-28

I really hate the people who complain, THIS HAS ALREADY BEEN DONE! WAAHHH WAAAHHH CRY CRY< MOAN MOAN MOAN!!! GOD! BTW, really good instructable!!!

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tinker234 (author)2011-06-03

hey wow thanks i need a maze for my home

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scoochmaroo (author)2011-04-11

I've always wanted to know how to draw a maze, This is perfect!

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ker-boom101 (author)2007-11-10

nice instructable really loved it

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lilbaby (author)ker-boom1012009-05-09

this really does not help me

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Sunny124613 (author)2008-07-17

This should be a printout :-)

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bigfootduck (author)Sunny1246132008-07-18

right click it and click "print picture". Thanks for the comment

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Sunny124613 (author)bigfootduck2008-07-18

yeah about that my bro did not connect "his" printer to my computer, but thanks anyways!!!

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PyroMaster007 (author)2008-02-03

cool, i'll have to try it! Plus 1 to your rating.

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