The ScrapKins were born from my childhood. Growing up my favorite things to do were draw monsters and make things in my father's workshop. Not much has changed. When my mother handed me a stack of drawings she had saved from childhood, I chose six of those monsters to become the ScrapKins and created the world of "Scrap City" where they build everything out of the things we throw away.
Here's what the original characters looked like at age 6: