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  • Laking Tipid Kapag Andiyan Si Daddy! See DIY Projects These Fathers Made For Their Family

    With families activating their "home buddy" mode, dads were able to flex their DIY skills.
    by Kitty Elicay .
Laking Tipid Kapag Andiyan Si Daddy! See DIY Projects These Fathers Made For Their Family
PHOTO BY (FROM LEFT) Courtesy of Ronna Concepcion and Bea Limpiado
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    Dads can be quite the handymen and with families activating their “home buddy” mode, they were able to make use of their skills during the extended community quarantine. We’ve seen them renovate tiny homes, turn cribs into sofas, and make play houses for the kids — it's true that moms were able to save a lot thanks to their spouses’ DIY projects.

    DIY dad projects

    For Father’s Day, we asked moms to “flex” their husband’s pagbubutingting inside the house and they did not disappoint! From cabinets, play gyms, and plant racks, here are some of the best DIY items that dads built for their families.

    Shelves and organizers

    Some of the toys on the shelf were also made by dad!
    PHOTO BY Courtesy of Ronna Concepcion

    Dad Rivoli Concepcion made a front-facing shelf for his two sons! “Book lovers ang [mga anak] namin kaya ito ‘yung nirequest ko since work from home naman siya,” shares his wife, Ronna.

    It looks so organized!
    PHOTO BY Courtesy of Che Delos Reyes

    Hector Delos Reyes, a seafarer, also made a sturdy shelf for his kids. “Made of plywood siya. ‘Yung mga nabibili kasi online, mostly MDF (engineered wood composite),” explains his wife, Che.


    It's easy to make a busy board using household items you no longer use!
    PHOTO BY Courtesy of Shane Alcaraz
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    John Lawrence Alcaraz made a busy board for their toddler son to help entertain him while they were stuck in their Dubai home during the pandemic.  “Nilagay niya ‘yung mga gamit na hindi ginagamit pero pwede kutingtingin at aralin,” explains his wife, Shane.

    “Napakarami niyang naituro at nabigay na time sa anak namin,” shares Maria. “’Yung ngiti ng anak namin habang sinasabi na ‘wow,’ super priceless.”
    PHOTO BY Courtesy of Maria Donato

    Mom Maria Donato shares that though her husband, Kurt John Felices lost his job during the community quarantine, he was still able to put a smile on their daughter’s face when he made a doll house out of used boxes.

    Apart from shelves, Rivoli also made wooden toys for his kids! “Para productive ‘yung araw niya,” shares Ronna.
    PHOTO BY Courtesy of Ronna Concepcion

    Play gym

    This has a slide and jungle bars!
    PHOTO BY Courtesy of Bea Limpiado

    We were seriously impressed with this play gym that dad Rouie Limpiado made for their toddler son. According to his wife, Bea, dad loves doing woodwork. “Nainspire siya lalo mula nung nagka-baby kami,” she says.

    This play gym is also perfect for lounging!
    PHOTO BY Courtesy of Bea Limpiado

    Plant rack

    Hindi lang #TeamKahoy, #TeamMetal rin!
    PHOTO BY Courtesy of Che Delos Reyes

    Indulging his plantita wife, Hector also made this metal plant rack for her.

    Life-sized train

    Hindi papatalo si Lolo!
    PHOTO BY Courtesy of Aisa Tabora

    Mom Aisa Tabora shares that her retired dad, Noli Cedula, made this life-sized train for his grandson’s first birthday.


    High chair

    Rivoli is one handy and productive dad!
    PHOTO BY Courtesy of Ronna Concepcion

    Apart from shelves and toys, dad Rivoli was also able to make a high chair for his son. “Passion niya ang carpentry kaya ang daming nagawang gamit during quarantine,” Ronna says.


    From cluttered to organized!
    PHOTO BY Courtesy of Aimee Abueva

    Dr. Allen Paguntalan is not just a skilled internal medicine and obesity specialist, turns out he is also a talented woodworker! According to his wife, Aimee, he built DIY cabinets for their garage “dahil hindi na matiis ang kalat.”

    Their son helped out, too!
    PHOTO BY Courtesy of Aimee Abueva

    Want to share your #galingnidaddy or #galingnimommy projects and get featured? Email us at smartparentingsubmissions@gmail.com and tell us about it. For more DIY inspo, click here.

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