My history project needs papyrus. Any help?

I'm working on a project for my history class about Ancient Egypt.  I'm going to be making a Nile River scene and I need to know how to make miniature papyrus plants and reeds.  When I say miniature, i mean like Lego people sized.  I need this project in soon, so answer away!

CameronSS7 years ago
-Spanish moss.
-Short bits of wire, spray-painted.
-Grass stems. Should be nice and dead this time of year. Spray-paint it if you need it green.
-Toothpicks split/shaved/sanded to the right size.
 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Papyrus  has pictures.