We should see this as building young adults' confidence. I believe the below ideas can help children carry their interests (creativity in design, music, leadership etc) into adulthood. Without subduing, but improving them.
Meena, Michael, I agree with these ideas and would like to work together/collaborate further.
PS: I had similar thoughts earlier and posted an idea - admittedly a long post as I wrote it in one stretch. We can use ideas that work: http://www.openideo.com/open/creative-confidence/ideas/reenabling-creative-childhood-comics-toys-nature-and-more-integrated-with-education/
Ashley, I'd guess these would stay almost similar. The 4th grader could be given one guided task, and one unguided but related task, which he can work on, and then take it (with a beaming smile) to his mommy, as his own creation.