Cordova teens help younger kids craft DIY gifts

Elliot Phillips, Lillian Arasmith and Kourtney Babic watch while Madelyn Roemhildt adds various colors of paint to clear ornaments. The young artists then shake the small globe to create one-of-a-kind keepsakes. The popular station was the first to sell out.
Elliot Phillips, Lillian Arasmith and Kourtney Babic watch while Madelyn Roemhildt adds various colors of paint to clear ornaments. The young artists then shake the small globe to create one-of-a-kind keepsakes. The popular station was the first to sell out.

Cordova High schoolers helped Mt. Eccles Elementary students create handmade gifts for the holidays after school, Tuesday, Dec. 17.

The fee was $1 per craft and drew a considerably larger crowd than the event held on a weekend morning the year prior. A variety of homemade holiday gift stations at CHS allowed youngsters to customize hot-pads, keychains, candles, wood and plastic ornaments, key racks, hot beverage jars and potted plants where budding artists could add artistic details with paint, glitter, markers, and even wood burning tools.