Before I began my mind mapping on winter I watched an episode of "Whose Line is it Anyway?". ItIt's one of my favorite shows and I felt like it would help me the most with my idea generation for the cross products activity because it would get me in my element and ready to be creative with the result of 2 products.
I chose to use the cross products approach to coming up with my 10 silly products because I felt it would help me more to come up with objects to connect by chance rather than choosing two objects to connect by choice and trying to make it work. I felt that my result would be more creative this way. So after I created my mind map I shut my eyes and randomly placed my finger on the page twice to come up with the 2 products I would have to combine. I found this worked out well for me but was lacking a little bit in variety as well as accuracy at getting objects from my 3 sub-themes, which were snow, activities, and winter gear. I figured these 3 sub-themes of winter would produce the most creative results.
Blanket + snow blower; "Melt Away Snow Carpet" is a convenient and effortless way to clear your driveway of snow. Just lay the carpet down and the salt infused material will melt away the snow in a minutes! It is Eco-friendly and comes in multiple sizes and colors.
Shovel + mittens; "Snow Fort Magic Mittens" are a great holiday gift for any child to aid in their snow fort building. These mittens allow for more efficient and effective digging and more fabulous snow creations!