We were inspired to create our project by the Castle and Sun work of Paul Klee. He fit a variety of shapes into a space to create a castle scene. We took the same principles and gave the kids a sheet of paper. They had to completely fill their page with the shapes.
Honeycomb Beat Game - Use the pattern block spinner and cover the board using the shapes you spin - First person to cover board wins. Part of the Problem Solving Activities for Pattern Blocks K-2 packet.