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May 29, 2024

Things We Like: Father’s Day DIY

This month, celebrate Dad, in-style! Father’s Day will be fit for a king with these DIY crafts and exciting activities.

Of course, Dad deserves some cool gifts, too, and our Dad’s Day Guide has them covered!  

Capture the Cuteness

Be a poppa – paparazzi. Grab a camera and make some memories with a fun Father’s Day photo shoot. If Dad is into sports, cars, video games or whatever it is, pick a photo theme and run with it! Or, keep it simple with plain T-shirts or even a cuddly pajama session picture. Stay true to who Dad is and capture the cuteness with the kiddos. Pictures can be printed on canvases, turned into a collage or even made into cool items like playing cards, shirts or more (you can make these at and pickup). Dad will love being able to watch the kids grow up over the years with an annual Father’s Day photo shoot.

Inflate Dad’s Ego

A cute way to decorate and also spread kindness is by creating kind balloons! Blow up balloons and write reasons why Dad is special on them using a permanent marker, then tape the balloons into an arch design or simply around the house to make a cute scavenger hunt of sorts. Not only will the balloons look festive, they will make Dad feel loved and special, too. 

Grillin’ With Dad!

Part gift and part experience … what dad wouldn’t love a curbside meal kit from the legendary Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse (pickup at The Precinct | 311 Delta Ave., Cincinnati). Complete with salad, sides, bread, butter and steaks for four, this delicious meal will be absolutely perfect for Father’s Day dinner. Dad will feel like a grill master serving up a classic Ruby’s steak to his family! Find out more information about Jeff Ruby’s curbside meal kits at

Cooper & Kid Subscription Box

Give the gift of experience, learning, playing and bonding this Father’s Day. With over six hours of educational entertainment projects in each box, dads will adore the gift of a subscription to Cooper & Kid! The multi-disciplinary guided projects, crafts and games will challenge and inspire children to think and play in new ways, all while learning and having fun together. The kits are designed specifically for dads to bond with their children! Visit for more information.  

About the Author

Amanda Ciani

Amanda Ciani lives in Northern Kentucky with her husband and their three terrific sons. She enjoys writing haiku parenting poems for her Instagram account (@cinciciani), and Twitter account (@haikuciani).