Have you ever folded a paper airplane? If you answered yes, then you too have made some form of Origami.
Origami is an ancient Japanese traditional art of folding paper. It has developed extensively over the last thousands of years into forms that no one could imagine. It all starts with a single sheet of paper and our delicate little fingers. Whether you’re old or young, the art of folding has evolved and expanded into every generation of life.
As a child I remember reading the book, Sadako and the thousand paper cranes, and I couldn’t wait to fold my first paper crane. From then on, I’ve borrowed many Origami books from the library and developed my own little origami collection.
On Thursday, November 3rd the teens had an opportunity to make different origami structures, from flowers, to birds and airplanes. Even though there were times where we got stuck, at the end of the day, we all appreciated how much effort it takes to make even the simplest object.