It is wise to learn;
it is God-like to create.
Because we were made in the image of God, I whole heartily believe that God put in us a desire to create; maybe not masterpieces for a museum, but masterpieces for life. Whether it be a home of beauty, or fruit from the vines in the garden; improvement on an assembly line, or the beauty that lies in the heart of a child, we all are given opportunities and abilities to create.
No matter what our bend is we have in us a way, a creative way, to make it better or easier. When we use our abilities to improve, or create something from nothing, we are doing what God designed us to do. He commanded us to be fruitful and take dominion. Taking dominion takes applying ourselves to a task and making it fit our need. It may be a need of efficiency or a need of beauty, either way, this is part of why God placed us here!
When your child finds an easier way of doing something with the same finished results, but without compromising morals, PRAISE THEM FOR THAT! You may be encouraging a future engineer. When a child hears you tell them they are creative, it will encourage them to use more of those creative juices!