Making the bodies
The bodies are made from foam which is covered in papier mâché to keep the faces and bodies looking similar. The legs have bolts on to attach them to the set so that I can photograph them easily. The hands are made from a special type of clay called Magic Sculp. I thought if the characters are chatting lots they might need cups of tea to keep them going so the hands are in a shape to make it look like they are holding a cup. I've also been gathering materials for the hair - wool and wood shavings seem like an ideal choice for the two different 'Mam and Gran' characters.