Thank you, LostandFound and Marsha! I used two different cement paper mache clay recipes from Jonni Good over at Ultimate Paper Mache. They are experimental because we don't know if they will hold up outdoors. I bought a "scroll saw" for foam to make these. I don't know if I could have done the circles so well without it. It was much easier than free hand. The snake I did free hand and the Thinset I used is holding up fine outdoors in the weather. I hope the cement paper mache clay works, it is easier to work with than the Thinset.
You folks are all so talented. Ribbon wreath, great idea. The sewing project, adorable! Even if I could design and sew those outfits, I doubt any of my animals (horses or donkeys) would allow me to put them on them. I'm jealous.