How to Draw a Maze

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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!

2 People Made This Project!

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31 Discussions

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TaariniC

11 months ago

OMG you totally saved my life!!! I had to draw a maze, had no idea how, and 2morrow, I would get graded on it!! I'm pretty sure that at the least my maze would get a B-

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HuaShengMi

1 year ago

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

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Grimcreeper337

1 year ago

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

2 years ago

this is great

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ZeeK6

2 years ago

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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ThomasS106gagandeepsohal

Reply 3 years ago

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

4 years ago

I really like mazes

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misko13

4 years ago on Introduction

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

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Pro Draw

5 years ago on Step 9

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

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Pro Draw

5 years ago on Step 6

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

6 years ago on Step 8

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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cporter5

7 years ago on Step 7

take a right as soon as you start

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Plo Koon

7 years ago on Step 9

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

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zxxzquack

7 years ago on Step 9

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