I also really wanted an open ended project that could show their creativity. The directions for this were limited. They only needed to create their creature first with scissors and glue. Once the creature was made, they could add color and details. I was surprised at all of the variety!
We had square-bots and square dogs……
And our very own square person too!
You can also check out the rest of the shape creatures, and tons more extension activities for shapes in my Shapes for Young Learners pack!