How to Make a Jigsaw Puzzle?

Hello E-Learning Rock Stars - 

Does anyone know about about an online (and ideally FREE) jigsaw puzzle generator? A tutorial on how to make my own in PowerPoint would be a great second choice if anyone knows of one.

I want to have individual jigsaw pieces with different phrases on them, animate them to come together to form a larger shape (with the puzzle lines still showing) , and as soon as the pieces come together have the words fade out and the project logo appear across the puzzle. 

I know it's possible. It's just a matter of how long it will take me to figure it out. I'm learning to check in with this amazing community before spending half a day attempting something by trial and error.

Thanks in advance for your suggestions!


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John Nixdorf

How I'd do it:

Sketch it out on a piece of graph paper. Do yourself an ENORMOUS favor and make your puzzle pieces up out of squares, rectangles, circles, and ovals.

Scan the drawing into Illustrator. Lock it down as your base layer. On a second layer, draw your puzzle pieces. Use the Pathfinder tool to merge and trim the pieces as required.

Add your content using the Type tool.

Export the pieces one at a time as png files retaining transparency in the negative spaces.