24 June 2008
Today's $100 Idea
Okay, so maybe this idea won't generate the same revenue as last week's million dollar idea, but the possibility amused me nonetheless.
At a certain age, infants are fascinated by their own toes. As near as I can tell, they've yet to figure out that the movement of their feet is connected to anything they do, and at times kids will watch enraptured by the movement of their feet. So, why not a product that takes advantage of this?
I'm proposing a new use for the familiar sock puppet. Why not put character faces on the socks and / or shoes of kids who are stuck in car seats? Their dramatic experience can be enhanced by sound effects - it shouldn't take too much technology to make either a "POW!" sound of violence or the "SMACK!" sound of romance whenever the two feet collide. Done right, I suspect that this could keep kids of a certain age amused for tens of minutes.