Our mission is to make your days colorful.

Founded in 2005 by designers Isabel Vaz and Nuno Dias, PUKACA is a creative haven where artistry meets imagination. Isabel’s passion for drawing small creatures is complemented by Nuno’s expertise in bringing them to life, resulting in a dynamic partnership fueled by a shared love for creativity.
What began as a passion project has evolved into a vibrant company dedicated to crafting captivating Paper Toys and products that inspire creativity and joy.

At PUKACA, our mission is simple: to infuse joy and happiness into the lives of everyone we touch. We believe in the power of color and creativity to brighten even the dullest of days, and we’re dedicated to crafting unique Paper Toys and Paper products that capture the hearts of children and adults alike.

At PUKACA, we believe in the power of handmade artistry to spark wonder and delight. Each Paper Toy we create is a labor of love, from the initial spark of an idea to the meticulous prototyping process and the final product. From whimsical Paper Toys to enchanting paper sets, our designs are born from a deep appreciation for the magic of storytelling and the joy of play.

We embrace the challenge of bringing imagination to life, drawing inspiration from traditional tales, folklore, and the natural world to fuel our creativity.

At PUKACA, our commitment to quality, sustainability, and innovation is at the core of everything we do. We prioritize eco-friendly practices, using only 100% recycled paper sourced from certified suppliers, ensuring that our creations leave a minimal environmental footprint. Rigorously tested to meet international safety standards, our products provide peace of mind for both children and adults alike.

At PUKACA, our dedication to excellence has not gone unnoticed. We’re proud to have earned recognition through collaborations with esteemed NGOs and many companies, including WWF, BOS Switzerland, the Darwin Tree of Life, among others . These partnerships serve as a testament to our commitment to quality, innovation, and making a positive impact in the world. As we continue to work alongside like-minded organizations, we’re excited for the opportunities ahead and the positive change we can create together.
As we continue to share our passion with the world, we’re excited for what the future holds.

Join us on our colorful journey at PUKACA, where every day is an opportunity to unleash your imagination and explore the wonders of creativity!


In this video, you can witness PUKACA’s presentation at the ARTEC 33 Symposium held at IPT – Instituto Politécnico de Tomar on April 18th, 2023.
Explore our roots, milestones, values, and ideals, and delve into the entire process of creating a Paper Toy at PUKACA.
From initial sketches to countless prototypes and the final product, experience the journey firsthand. Please note that this presentation is in Portuguese.

we’re plastic free.

We’re committed to being plastic-free.
All of our Paper Toys are packaged in 100% recycled paper envelopes.

With the world, especially our oceans, becoming increasingly polluted with plastics, it’s our responsibility to take action.

That’s why we’ve completely redesigned our range to eliminate plastic, and we’re proud to say that our Paper Toys are now 100% plastic-free. Join us in playing in a more sustainable way.

rediscovering the joy of building your own toys

In a world dominated by technology, our Paper Toys reintroduce the simple pleasure of constructing your own toys. Designed to be assembled by hand, they promote manual dexterity and spatial perception.

We believe that building and playing with our toys fosters meaningful interactions among families and across generations. It satisfies the innate desire to see creations come to life, to learn through hands-on experience, and to share in the joy of play.

Our toys are authentic, encouraging active and creative engagement in children and adults alike.

At PUKACA, we embrace the belief that diversity enriches us. Our toys inspire creativity, offer new perspectives, celebrate individuality, and facilitate interactive experiences with others.

recommended ages

Our Paper Toys are tested for children aged 3 years and older.
However, we recommend them for three different age groups:

  • Children aged 3 and above – Paper Finger Puppets and Paper Blocks.
  • Children aged 6 and above – Majority of our Paper Toys.
  • Children aged 7 and above – Carousel, Robots, Space, Tropical Forest, Pyramid, Mount Olympus, and Bugs Paper Toys.

difficulty levels

Our Paper Toys are available in five levels of difficulty, ranging from ‘really easy to assemble’ to ‘tricky hours of fun.’ Choose the level that suits your preference..


At PUKACA, we prioritize quality and safety in every aspect of our Paper Toys. We meticulously oversee the manufacturing process and carefully select the raw materials used. Our commitment to safety is reflected in our certifications and compliance with international standards.

Our Paper Toys undergo rigorous testing by SGS and adhere to the following standards: EN 71-1 (2014), EN 71-2:2011 + A1:2014, EN 71-3/A1:2014, and 94/62/EC Directive – 2007-1467 Decree.

From the outset, we have championed sustainability by using only 100% recycled paper made from de-inked recycled fibers. Our Paper Toys are crafted with 100% Recycled Paper sourced from certified FSC suppliers, boasting Blue Angel certification, EU Ecolabel, REACH Compliance, and Heavy Metals-Free status. Our paper also meets the EU’s Toy Safety norm EN 71-3.

Additionally, we take pride in our local production, with our products designed, printed, and assembled in our facilities in Seixal, Portugal.

EN 71-1,-2,-3 test results


We prioritize your online shopping experience by ensuring it’s user-friendly and secure. Your privacy and security are paramount to us.
For your convenience, we accept payments for international orders via major credit cards.

Our checkout process is secured to provide you with a seamless payment experience, offering peace of mind for both individuals and businesses alike.

Reserved items will be held for a maximum of 5 days. Please note that due to the handmade nature of our creations, each piece is unique, and variations in elements may occur. The photos displayed are samples and may not precisely reflect the final product.



Your package will be shipped promptly upon receipt of payment. International shipping typically takes 2-10 business days, depending on your location.

All orders are sent via Priority Mail.


We cannot guarantee delivery for orders shipped to PO Box addresses.
If you have a PO Box, kindly provide an alternate address in the ‘Notes to Seller’ section during Checkout, and we’ll ensure your order is promptly dispatched.”

For further inquiries, please feel free to email us at info@pukaca.com

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