We gave Tom and Lucy a Couple Casting Kit and asked them to make a video of their first ever casting.

Watch the video to see how they got on!

Here are their Top Tips:

1. Read the instructions through first
2. Check that you have all the kit elements listed in the instruction booklet
3. Get all of the equipment ready
4. Put newspaper down to mop up any little spillages!
5. Have a bin bag ready for the alginate when you do the big reveal
6. Work as a team, and keep checking the instructions at every stage

Tom and Lucy loved the whole activity and the results so much that they’re already planning their second casting – an ambitious project that will involve them holding something very precious in their hands! Coming soon…

You can make a beautiful Family Candelabra at home

  • Bring light to dark winter nights with a stunning family memento. It takes only minutes to make, but will bring warmth and fond memories to your home for a lifetime. Perfect for the family that has everything (each other!).

Using the Family Casting Kit from shop.edinburghcasting.com you’ll have all of the materials needed to make a high quality Hand Casting.

Plaster Hands Cast Holding Candle1: Choose who you want to include in your casting (up to 4 adults for this style). Sisters, Brothers, parents and Grandparents can get involved. Will you pick several generations? Every hand tells a story, so choosing members of the family with rings, or elderly hands makes your casting extra special.

2: Find a ‘candle holder’. This can be a honey or jam jar, or if you’d like to include flowers when the spring comes, choose a tall drinking glass to turn your candle holder into a Vase

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Kay and Tina met up on a lovely sunny day in August to mark 25 years of friendship and talked to us about what it means to them while they created a hand casting together.The Edinburgh Casting Studio Kay and Tina Old Friends Hand Casting

The two friends first met in 1992 at the start of their part time MA in Historical Studies which they undertook as “very mature” students while holding down full time jobs.

Ever since graduating in 1995, they’ve met up every six weeks to have lunch which they describe as “a little oasis” in their lives. While the women acknowledge the major, and in some cases, tragic life events that have taken place in each other’s lives over the years, over lunch they put that to one side (“we don’t dwell on it”) and enjoy good food and drink, swapping book recommendations (historical novels are a favourite) and “putting the world to rights”.   They might not have agreed on Brexit but they know they can air their views without being judged.

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“He thought no one cared, he thought he was on his own”


Jamie, Amanda, and Luna aged 2, an adorable family of three.

Luna won’t remember her Dad when she’s older, but Jamie and Amanda are determined not to let that happen. Ever since Jamie received his Diagnosis, they’ve been spending every moment making memories together, ones that will last Luna her whole life.


There is no known cure for it. There is no research for it. There’s just hardly anything about it because it is so rare.


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