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The Simplest Way to Create Puzzle Pieces in PowerPoint

The Simplest Way to Create Puzzle Pieces in PowerPoint

Hanisha Kapoor

Hanisha Kapoor

November 30 2016

Puzzled enough to decide what new you should add to your presentation?


Why not add Puzzle Pieces!


The jigsaw puzzle has always been the favorite game of all and it is perfect for brain training.  Now, it is going to be perfect for your presentation as well. Give it a try, add them, and see the results for yourself.

But before that, we are going to tell you how you can create puzzle pieces yourself in PowerPoint, that too in just a minute!


What you are going to learn in this tutorial:


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Steps to create Puzzle Piece in PowerPoint:


  • Insert a Rectangle. Go to Insert> Shapes> Rectangles> Rectangle.

Insert a Rectangle


  • Place two Circles on the sides. Click Insert> Shapes> Basic Shapes> Oval. Press Shift while drawing the circle to have a perfectly symmetrical one.

Place two Circles on the sides


  • Next step is to align the shapes. To do so, select the shapes, go to Arrange> Align> Align Middle.

Align the shapes


  • Select shapes, go to Format> Merge Shapes> Union.

Choose Merge Shapes option


  • Right click the shape, choose Outline> No Outline.

Remove Outline


  • Add two more circles at the top and bottom. Go to Insert> Shapes> Basic Shapes> Oval.

Add two more Circles


  • Align the Rectangles and newly added circles. Select them, go to Arrange> Align> Align Center.

Align the shapes again


  • Select shapes, Go to Format> Merge Shapes> Subtract.

Choose option Subtract from Merge Shapes


Puzzle Piece is ready!


Puzzle Piece


  • Now duplicate it by pressing Control C and Control V. Fill the duplicated Puzzle Piece with color. Right click the shape, Fill> Color of your choice.



  • Rotate the shapes using the rotation handle on top of the shape and fit them into each other.

Rotate the shapes


See the final product.


Integrated Audit Process


What are you waiting for? Start creating one for yourself.


You can also download the creatively designed Puzzle Piece PowerPoint Templates, add your content, and give a top-notch presentation.


Now that you are up to speed on the concept…


If you have managed to make the puzzle pieces as advised in the tutorial, give yourself a pat on the back. You deserve it. However, that is not all you can do with it. In fact, a little inspiration might help you put together creative layouts that tell your presentation story better. Therefore, we have devised 10 puzzle piece design concepts to take your presentations from simple to spectacular. As you go through the designs, notice how the arrangement shifts to a more 3D outlook. Feel free to grab these designs and utilize them in your presentations for that extra impact. Outstanding performance made simple!


Design 1

Here’s a thumbs-up for your next presentation. This template has puzzle pieces showing a connection in the form of a thumb. This design is simple and effective due to its creative quotient. So download this slide with ease and modify the content as per your presentation needs. You can add your company logo and brand tagline to the slide as it has a lot of white space as well. Download right away!


puzzle pieces


Grab this design


Design 2

Up to this point, we have worked out a four-piece puzzle design. But when you have more components to describe in your subject, you can utilize this 6-piece puzzle design. You can personalize the graphics as per your needs and make a good first impression. The template has catchy icons that you can use to specify your sub-topics in an elaborate manner. Customize this template to present a catchy presentation. Simply download and incorporate.


puzzle pieces


Download this design


Design 3

With a few tweaks and by including a different shape, you can also make your slide depict a certain process flow as well. Therefore, try out this hexagonal piece puzzle slide design to say more about the sub-topics or components. You will get two advantages with this slide. One, you can catch viewers' attention with the unique layout, and two, you can elucidate the relationship between various components with a hierarchical structure as well.


puzzle pieces


Grab this design


Design 4

When we speak of good design, there are two things involved — appeal and functionality. This hexagon puzzle PowerPoint slide offers both. Visualize how various objectives and processes contribute to your success. You can also manipulate the color scheme and graphics as suited to your branding needs and make an indelible mark on your viewers. Just click and download the template within seconds.


puzzle pieces


Download this design


Design 5

A nifty little trick to any design idea is to reimagine it through various perspectives. This circular puzzle piece design makes that possible and more.  Work your way towards better and impressive presentation layouts with this design. You can also replicate the design in print as a handout for your team. You can describe anything from process to projects using this creative set. The slide is fully customizable. So don’t shy away from putting your own spin on it.


puzzle pieces


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Design 6

Puzzle pieces come in handy when depicting the contents of a project. Take this marketing research component slide for example. The puzzle pieces have a design shadow that can impart a 3D outline to your presentation subject. You can also place any type of icons or text boxes wherever you deem fit as the slide has a lot of room for that. Additionally, you can take the entire unique design and paste it onto any other PPT deck as per your needs.


puzzle pieces


Download this design


Design 7

3D has its own magnetic pull when it comes to capturing human attention. So when you need to take data representation up a notch, you can take the help of the 3D puzzle pieces depicted in this template. The 5-stage circular graphic can be used to present project facts and figures meticulously. So download this template and bring out the best in your regular presentations. Let the functional design speak for you.



Grab this design


Design 8

You won’t be using 3D puzzle pieces just to describe business subjects. You can also use them to add an appeal to your presentation by using this creative missing puzzle piece slide. With this template, you can share interesting ideas with your teammates during presentations. You can also incorporate this slide design in other presentations by attuning it to the subjects concerned. Grab the template below.



Download this design


Design 9

A step ahead in getting inspiration for 3D puzzle pieces, this template will help you play the game board right, as is evident from the design. The unique and creative layout also gives you the freedom to manipulate the icons and colors as per your requirement. Feel free to place the silhouette icons in different places on the board to show personnel strategy. Specify the description in the placeholders and you are good to go!



Download this design


Design 10

There is nothing more stimulating than a Rubik’s cube when it comes to design. The following template puts an intuitive spin on the traditional handheld 2x2 puzzle by devising each block in the form of puzzle pieces. Each block can then be described with the color-coordinated text boxes. The puzzle will keep your audience hooked and you can easily guide them through your subject. Click the link below and grab the template to rock that presentation.



Grab this design



So there you go! Add these creative Puzzle Pieces to your presentation and make your presentation visually attractive.


Have fun creating awesome presentations.


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2 thoughts on “The Simplest Way to Create Puzzle Pieces in PowerPoint”
  1. Daniel
    Thank you so much! Learnt something new today.
    1. slideteam
      Thank You Daniel.
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