Poppets can be made out of most anything. Wax, clay, soap, roots, corn husks, metal, fruit.
– Madam Josephine
Some of the earliest poppets were made of wax. This includes one made of Pharaoh Ramses III in ancient Egypt by his enemies.
You can purchase paraffin or beeswax or you can melt down several candles in order to use their wax. Heat the wax until it is soft enough to work with.
Please be careful not to burn yourself while handling hot wax!
Work quickly, since the wax will be tougher to mold as it cools.
Shape the wax 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 wax. Then cover the hole with more wax to seal in the items.
If you melt down candles you can select a color that matches your intention. Or you can use wax dyes to color your paraffin or beeswax.
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.