Our mission is to make your days colorful ones.

PUKACA was founded in 2005 by the designers Isabel Vaz & Nuno Dias. Isabel loves to draw small creatures and Nuno loves to make them alive. We love to feel that our creations bring joy and happiness to everyone.

Today, PUKACA is committed to design and manufacture unique Paper Toys and Paper products that are made thinking about children and, for children.

Creating each Paper Toy is a great challenge. From the initial idea to the final product there are countless prototypes and hours of hard (fun!) work.

We’re always delighted with the traditional tales, the Brothers Grimm folk tales & legends, the La Fontaine fables, the Medieval stories, the Natural World and all the other worlds that belong to the children’s imaginary.

Our works have been featured by Anorak, Apartment Therapy, LMNOP Magazine, Do It Yourself Magazine, My Child Magazine, A Lovely Lark, Design Is Yay and Oh Happy Day, amongst many others.


In this video you can see the PUKACA presentation at ARTEC 33 Symposium in IPT – Instituto Politécnico de Tomar, on April 18th 2023.
Our roots, milestones, values and ideals. Also, you can see in this video the whole process of creating a Paper Toy at PUKACA. From early sketches, through the countless prototypes to the final product. This presentation is in Portuguese language.

we’re plastic free.

Yes. All of our Paper Toys are packed in a 100% Recycled Paper envelope.
The World – and the oceans especially – are getting full of plastics. It’s our duty to contribute the best way we can to stop this. So, we redesigned our complete range to achieve this goal and we’re proud to say that our Paper Toys are 100% plastic free.

Now, you can play in a even more sustainable way. Enjoy!

the pleasure of constructing your own toys

In a World full with technology, our Paper Toys bring back the pleasure of constructing your own toys. Our toys are meant to be built using the hands, increasing manual dexterity and spatial perception.

We believe that constructing and playing with our toys allows families and generations to interact and to share experiences. It’s that need to see things take shape, to create, to learn and to play with them.

Our toys are genuine. They aim to enhance in the child, or in whom handles them, an active and creative intervention.

PUKACA believes in the principle that the difference enriches us. It’s important to have toys that raise creativity, provide new experiences, highlight the human individuality and allow interactivity with others.

recommended ages

Our Paper Toys are tested for children over 3 years old.
However, we recommend them for 3 different age groups:

  • Children over 5 years old – the Paper Finger Puppets and the Paper Blocks.
  • Children over 6 years old – the majority of our Paper Toys fits in this class.
  • Children over 7 years old – Carousel, Robots, Space, Tropical Forest, Pyramid, Mount Olympus and Bugs Paper Toys.

difficulty levels

Our Paper Toys have 5 levels of difficulty. From “really easy to assemble” to “tricky hours of fun” you can choose the level you want.


PUKACA chooses to design Paper Toys in which we control all the manufacturing process and the raw materials used. Our Paper Toys are tested by SGS and comply with 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 very beginning we decided that our Paper Toys should be made only with 100% recycled paper only, from 100% de-inked recycled fibres. Our Paper Toys are made with a 100% Recycled Paper from certified FSC suppliers, with Blue Angel certification, EU Ecolabel, REACH Compliant, Free from Heavy Metals and this paper complies with EU’s Toy Safety norm EN 71-3.

Our products are designed, printed and assembled in our facilities in Seixal, Portugal.

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


We feel secure to make your online shopping friendly simple. Your privacy and security is important to us. So, we only accept payments for international orders via PayPal because they offer secure payment and checkout. PayPal enables any individual or business with an email address to securely, easily and quickly send and receive payments online.

Purchases not paid for within 3 days will be canceled without notice. Reserved items will only be held for 5 days. Our creations are all unique pieces, as they are handmade not all elements are alike. All photos are from samples.

If you don’t have a Paypal account to pay, click the Paypal button when you go through the checkout and look for the link to pay with your credit card.



Your package will ship immediately upon receipt of payment.
International shipping takes 2-10 business days, according to your area of the world.

All orders will be sent by Priority Mail.


We can’t guarantee orders shipped to PO Box addresses will arrive.
If you have a PO Box, please send us an optional address – in the Notes to Seller during Checkout – for us to send out your order.

For more information, please send us an e-mail to info@pukaca.com

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