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.
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.