$newsid = ''; ?> Brian Eno's Oblique Strategies are a set of one-line instructions to be selected at random to break creative block or shake things up in the creative process.
Discard an axiom.
Find a safe part and use it as an anchor.
Geeks have been playing with the Oblique Strategies for a long time. Here's a Usenet thread from 1992. Someone even implemented them in FORTRAN!
The strategies invite many variations. This gets the gears in my head turning about a version suitable for children.