Last week was half term here and I learned that (a) you’re apparently never too old to play with play doh or to make a sock puppet and (b) it’s always a good time for ice cream, even when it’s freezing cold and blowing a gale.
I’m going to concentrate on the ‘never too old to make a sock puppet’ today because I really do hate play doh and you obviously already know that ice cream makes any day better. 😉
I was challenged by Cavendish Online to see just how much money I could save by using their site to get a life insurance quote rather than a more well known site like Compare the Market. They would then send me the difference which I could use to make a Cavendish Online Mascot.
I’ll tell you about the money I saved later but first of all, please meet Miss Winky (Master Frugal’s name) the Sock Puppet who loves sweets….
Miss Winky took about twenty minutes to make and surprisingly, the kids had a great time playing with her afterwards for a little while. I thought they’d think they were too old for sock puppets once the initial crafty part was over but it turns out when you put a sock puppet on your hand, you can’t help but talk in a silly voice.
Here’s how we made her:
- Find a sock, any old sock will do but we bought a super long stripey pair of socks.
- Glue or sew some eyes on – we used mini pom poms that we found in town but scraps of fabric will be just as cute.
- We made our hair by cutting lots of strands of wool all the same length and tying in the middle with another piece of wool. We then added a ribbon bow and sewed on to the sock puppet where we wanted the hair to be.
- We used a bead for our our nose but again, there’s probably loads of things you can use just sitting around your house. We sewed our bead on after putting the sock puppet on our hand to make sure it was going in the right place.
- Bring your sock puppet to life by putting it on your arm and adopting a super silly voice!
So there you go, that’s how to make an awesome sock puppet.
Now to the saving money bit!
I used exactly the same details to obtain a quite for life insurance using both Cavendish Online and Compare the market and for a like for like quote I saved just under £2.00 a month. When I saw the saving, I did initially think it wasn’t much but then to put it into perspective, my cheapest quote on Compare the Market was £9.98 a month with the cheapest quote on Cavendish Online being around 20% cheaper at £8.05 a month. Considering the quote I wanted was for 33 years cover at this price the difference becomes much more impressive when you look at how much I would save over the course of the term – £764.28!
Now that’s a saving!
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