Step 1: Materials
wax paper- keeps the clay from sticking on work surface
clay- this is some air dry clay, but I imagine that the baking kind would work just as well
straw- to make the scale pattern
toothpick or other sharp pointy thing to draw eyes, nose
paintbrush & water- to moisten base when adding snake
an empty can or a lid from a jar- something round the size you want to make the base- use as template
There's another photo further on with the paints I used after it dried.