Are you a fan of escape rooms? If you have an upcoming celebration in your home, then consider making it extra special by creating your own puzzle game. Homemade escape rooms are easier than you might think.

All you need are common household items. Get pens, paper, scissors, colorings, locks, and keys. Write your instructions and clues on small pieces of paper and hide them around the house. Make puzzles using shapes, colors, codes, and anything else you can think of.

You can go online to look for ideas from escape room blogs. You will find a lot of information being shared by enthusiasts. Some mimic puzzles they saw in commercial escape rooms while others create intricate codes by themselves.

You can even get their downloadable kits to make your setup go faster. Some of these are free while others are being sold for a small fee.