1. Knead clay till soft
and smooth. Roll on flat surface into a 12” long rope
leaving one end (the head) 1¼2 " wide. Taper the
other end (the tail) to form a point.
2. Rest head on
side of pencil then wrap body around pencil several times,
ending with tail folded back and forth in an “S”
along same side as head. Bake on an oven proof glass surface
at 275ºF for 15 minutes per 1¼4 " of thickness,
with good ventilation. DO NOT USE MICROWAVE OVEN. Avoid over
baking. Thicker pieces may require additional baking time.
Let cool, then remove the pencil.
3. Apply ivory paint to snake.
Dip tips of brush in black paint. Blot on paper towels. Dab
brush randomly along head and body. Dot eyes and nostrils
black with end of paintbrush. Let dry. Coat with glaze.
Substitute eraser clay instead of regular clay to make a snake
that will devour all your mistakes!