Those are the kinds of plants that I thought of, seems like cattails
should be pretty similar. We have a lot of Agapanthus (sp?) here too.
If I try it, I'll let you know-
On Sep 1, 2005, at 6:06 PM, M. Austin wrote:
> Iris leaves? Cattails? Or if you know someone with a pond you could
> see if they have papyrus or umbrella plant. Both are popular water
> garden plants.
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>> I have been wondering- when I teach Egyptian Art to my 6th graders,
>> we talk about papyrus being thin layers of papyrus layered and
>> pounded together and we look at a sheet of it. I would like to take
>> some plant (I don't have papyrus) with a similar stem and slice it
>> thin, layer it and have the kids pound it and try to make a sheet of
>> papyrus-like paper. Has anyone done anything like this? I suppose it
>> would be a good learning investigation anyway, but I'd just like to
>> know if you've tried it and what happened.
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