We love a challenge so when we heard via Net Mums that the insurance comparison website Cavendish Online were challenging bloggers to make a mascot for the company we knew we'd want to join in. Cavensdish like to keep prices low an so don't spend loads on expensive advertising so they can pass the savings onto the consumer. In fact they offer such good value have been recommended by Which and a moneysavingsexpert top pick for ten years.
As the challenge was all about saving money we thought we'd base our #MakeAMascot craft on salt dough - it a great versatile craft that doesn't cost the earth. As part of the challenge we were asked to get quotes for life insurance from Canvedish and another leading online insurance company. My quote from Cavendish was cheaper by £1.39, which although isn't a huge amount over time will add up.
After along chat with the Fairy about possible options we chose an owl. We love using salt dough and you can find the recipe we like to use by clicking on this link here.
We shaped the owl and then popped him in the oven to dry out (you can air dry but it takes ages and I'm just not that patient!) Here's the Frog painting his owl
After baking, once the owl had cooled we painted the owl and I added 'feathers' and beads for a finishing touch
The beads needed superglue so was not safe for little hands to do.
The Fairy is super keen on writing speech bubbles for everything at the moment so came up with one for our owl. 'Cavendish is the wise choice'
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