The benefit of making your own puzzles is that you get to choose the topic. Are you obsessed with Star Trek? Then make your own word search full of your favorite Star Trek words and hunt them all down! Is your partner a geologist? Why not make him a puzzle full of geological words as a random present? It's sure to make them smile! Or perhaps your child has recently become obsessed with dinosaurs? You could create a puzzle specially for them filled with words they will recognize, and add in a few they don't yet know to help encourage them to learn more!
These printable games aren't difficult to find or to create. There are plenty of sites on the web that will allow users to download and print their own Halloween word and math puzzles. All that is needed is a printer and a computer with access to the internet. When performing a search for these puzzles it may be easier to type in a general phrase such as, 'printable puzzles and games' rather than looking for Halloween games in particular which would considerably narrow your search. Many sites will have a plethora of different holiday themed puzzles to choose from and Halloween is certain to be among them. You will also find that there are lots of sites that have programs allowing the users to create their own puzzles from words of their choosing.