The creative process for my daughter:
1. Get bored.
2. Complain a lot about being bored.
3. Read books.
4. Attempt to re-create something seen in a book.
5. Usually, she's completely happy with the result, no matter how messed up it appears to an adult.
Afterwards, I don't know what to do with all of this stuff! [If you receive some of it in the mail, it's because I have too much.] But I think there is great value to summer boredom. You can almost see her brain growing as she tries to figure out the best way to create something beautiful.