Poppets can be made out of most anything. Wax, clay, soap, roots, corn husks, metal, fruit.
– Madam Josephine
If you’re not great at sewing or are short on time, it might be easier to make a poppet out of clay. You can buy the clay, or if you want to keep it as natural as possible, you can gather it from near a river. You can even create a simple salt dough using flour, salt, and water.
Shape the clay into a human figure. Then hollow out a hole where the heart would be and place the taglock in it, such as hair, nail clippings, or bodily fluids. You can also place herbs or crystals here if you didn’t incorporate them into the clay. Then cover the hole with more clay to seal in the items.
If you use colored modeling clay or even play dough, just like with the candles, you should pick a color that matches your intention.
Red: A fiery color rooted in the physical world. Red is used for love, passion, energy, and courage.
Orange: An aggressive color that brings about instant and profound change. Use orange for energy, strength, and stamina, as well as for matters involving justice and the law.
Yellow: The color associated with powers of the mind. Use yellow for creativity, concentration, logic, and communication.
Green: The color of growth and prosperity that reflects the power of nature and Mother Earth. Use green for money, luck, health, and success in business or gambling.
Blue: A color for harmony and emotional healing. Blue can be used for peace, loyalty, devotion, and for truth and seeking justice.
Purple: The color for power and spiritual awakening. Use purple to enhance psychic powers and for workings dealing with ambition, mastery, and control.
White: A color for peace, truth, and purity. Use white for cleansing, purification, and new beginnings.
Black: A powerful color used for protection, mourning, and absorbing negative energies.