Paper Clip Brainstorm

Paperclip-01_(xndr)To practice brainstorming in a quick, fun way, hand out paperclips to every participant.  Make a list of all the ideas for how to use a paperclip.  You can elicit generally from the group or even go around the circle asking everyone to come up with one idea so that everyone participates in the brainstorm.

Some ideas:  Holding papers together, picking a lock, fixing glasses when the screw comes out, making an earring, clipping hair back, checking if a cake is done baking,….

That’s how brainstorming works!  Now let’s take that skill and apply it to a more difficult brainstorming challenge!