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.
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 and levels
Our Paper Toys are tested for children over 3 years old.
However, we recommend them for 3 different ages:
– 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 and Pyramid Paper Toys.
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.