Children learn art of kite making

Published 10:02 am Monday, June 22, 2015

Materials often found lying around the house went soaring through the air Friday at Roan Mountain State Park. Ranger Amanda Smithson walked children through the process of making a kite with goldrenrod stems, newspaper, tape, streamers and a stick as a spool for the string. Park guests joined Smithson at the Miller Farmstead Overlook before taking off down the runway with their kite creations. “It’s a good day to be doing this,” Nathan Johnson said. “It is windy.”