WatCat art toys

116 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars (33)


WatCat art toys

116 Sales

Juan and Susana

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Juan and Susana

Announcement    Art-toys from The Netherlands.
Unique pieces of art to play with. For adults and children because the spirit of playfulness does not end in childhood! You can also find our special toys collection at www.watermeloncat.nl


Art-toys from The Netherlands.
Unique pieces of art to play with. For adults and children because the spirit of playfulness does not end in childhood! You can also find our special toys collection at www.watermeloncat.nl


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5 out of 5 stars
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Because playfulness don´t end with chillhood

We are Susana Aparicio Lardiés (Huesca, Spain) & Juan Alonso (San Nicolás, Argentina) and we live and work in Haarlem, The Netherlands. We are architects and designers.
About 4 years ago our daughter was born, and we discovered a new world, the world of the little ones...tiny clothes,big strollers and...horrible toys! we become desperate!

We started a research about toys and we learned a lot about ancient toys, folk toys, educational toys, etc. . But our eyes began to glow when we found toys designed by well know designers, architects, sculptors, painters... big names as Picasso, Paul Klee, Enzo Mari, Bruno Munari, Alexander Calder and Charles & Ray Eames had designed toys! and what a nice things! and some of them are still in production! So, we didn´t doubt for a second, and we started a webshop with all these beautiful pieces of art. If you want take a look in our collection go to www.watermeloncat.nl.

But, this was not enough. We wanted more, and as our daughter was growing we began designing simple toys for her with paper and cardboard, playing together with her, and learning from her choices and movements.

And then, you can imagine what happened. It was not enough, and we wanted more. And we bought a scroll saw and we started our line of wooden toys. When we had some nice products, we saw the opportunity to open the Etsy shop. And we are very happy with this decision! We began to improve our products and our technique, and we produced new designs, and we came in contact with a lot of people, nice people, around the world who are making lovely thing for kids.

We are constantly working on new designs, so you could find new products regularly in our shop. We are learning all the time, so our toys are each day better constructed, and we are proud of it.

Take a look in our Etsy shop and spread the voice!. If you have any suggestion or question, write us!
We want you invite to join us on Facebook, we will tell you there about toys of all times and places https://www.facebook.com/Watermeloncat

Thanks in advance, and have a nice day!

Juan & Susana
WATCAT art-toys, The Netherlands

Shop members

  • Juan Alonso

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Juan Alonso (Argentina) is architect and designer and likes playing the guitar.

  • Susana Aparicio Lardiés

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Susana (Spanje) is engineer, designer and loves big cities.

  • Vera

    Owner, Designer

    Vera is 4 and is our inspiration

Shop policies

Last updated on September 30, 2013
Welcome to our etsy shop. Here you will find high quality hand crafted items. We take a lot of care and pride in our work. .Come in and have a look around. We are sure you will find something you like. Feel free to ask any questions you may have.

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
you can return them within 7 days posting at your cost.
They must be in there original condition.

In the event that you are unhappy with your purchase, please contact us before you send it back. You can return them within 7 days posting at your cost. I will send you your order back and refund you the price of item(s). Shipping cost will not be refunded.
Payment must be made within 48 hours of buying a item.

If you can not pay in this time please contact me and we can see if we can work some thing out for you.
Once payment has cleared, your order will ship as soon as possible (2 / 5 days). All orders will be shipped to the PAYPAL SHIPPING ADDRESS. Please be certain that your Etsy shipping address and your PayPal shipping address match.

Sending costs: The sending costs that you are paying with your order are the prices of the standard post services in The Netherlands. That means that the package has not track & trace bar-code number, and the sending is not assure for loss or damage. If you want a certificated sending, please, take contact with us to see the possibilities.

In all cases we shall assume no responsibility for any loss or damage.

Delivery time:
Inside The Netherlands: 1 - 2 days
Europe Union: 4 - 7 days
Elsewhere: 2 / 3 weeks

All orders are packaged very carefully and I make sure all packages have the proper shipping information. However, in the event that a package is lost, I cannot be held responsible. I can add insurance to your order BEFORE you pay, just contact me first so a new invoice can be sent to you.

Customs, Duty Tax and VAT - Your parcel may be subject to a customs, duty or VAT tax. These are all your responsibility, not us. The regulations concerning whether or not your order will apply vary by country and it is the obligation of the consumer to obtain information concerning these taxes and pay them if necessary. You can usually obtain this information by contacting your postal office or customs office. I will not falsify any information on the customs forms.

Holiday Shipping:
EU - Orders purchased by December 10th will be shipped in time to arrive for Christmas.
International - Orders purchased by December 5th should arrive in time for Christmas, but can not be guaranteed due to international customs and shipping policies.