What “problems” do you encounter with your students that could stimulate a share inquiry as an active quest?

My students complain when they recieve a project that they don’t like, because I tell them exactly what to do and what they need to have on their project. Then when I give them a very broad project where they have to come up with their own picture. They complain because they have to think independently and creatively. This year I’m try to balance my directions with inquiry teaching. I’ve been interducing technology. Students have been exited and want to help each other.