BY BARRY WARNER
Stony Point- On Wednesday, December 4, kids ages 5 and up brought their holiday cheer to the Stony Point Rose Memorial Library, creating and decorating holiday origami trees.
Activities Leader Sylvia Gutierrez said that the children were learning to use the skills of following instructions, folding, applying stickers and individually decorating their trees with colored pencils.
Wikipedia says the art of making paper from pulp originated in China in the year 102A.D. The secret of making paper was kept in China for several hundred years and finally made its way through Korea and into Japan.
Origami is the Japanese word for paper folding. ORI means to fold and KAMI means paper and together they form the word ‘ORIGAMI.’ It is an art form that has been handed down from parent to child through many generations. Origami involves the creation of paper forms usually entirely by folding. Animals, birds, fish and trees are among the models that young children can learn to make in just one sitting.
Future programs for young children at the Rose Library include “Goosebumps: A Movie,” games and crafts on Friday December 13 at 4:30 p.m. and LEGO Builders on Tuesday, December 17 at 4:30 p.m. For further information call 845-786-2100×12.