SEEKING ADVICE: Create subitems automatically using info from parent item

I would like to create an automation that, when triggered, creates a subitem and fill in the values with info from the parent item. Seems simple enough but doesn’t appear to be a supported feature. So I am asking for advice from you smart folks: What is the best way to go about accomplishing this? I gather Make can do it, but is it overkill for a single automation? Is there another way?

Any and all feedback will be appreciated!