If you’re new to Minecraft, or if you just want to know how to build something you’ve not come across before, then our guide on how to make all the basic objects for weaponry, house-building, tools and hobby crafts.

As the name of the game suggests, crafting is a massive part of the Minecraft experience, and it can be a little frustrating if you don’t know what you’re doing. Therefore, our article will lead you through the basics that you need to know.

First of all, we’ll go through weaponry, to make sure that you can fight off the monsters that might stumble across your path at night. You won’t have to worry about moving through dungeons when you’re armed with some of the best weapons for fighting them off.

How to Make Weapons and Armor in Minecraft

How to Make a Bow in Minecraft

This is a very simple one, just place three sticks and three strings in the 3X3 crafting box, and select the bow. You must place the sticks in a right facing triangle and the strings in a line on the left.

How to Make a Bow and Arrow in Minecraft
How to Make a Bow and Arrow in Minecraft

How to Make Arrows in Minecraft

Seeing as you have the bow, it might help to also have the arrows… to make arrows, simply place one flint, one stick, and one feather in the 3X3 crafting grid – top to bottom in that order. Now you have an arrow. You might want to make a few to be sure you can fight off all those monsters in the dungeons.

How to Make Armor in Minecraft

To make an iron chestplate in Minecraft, you’ll need eight pieces of iron, which you place in the 3X3 crafting grid, leaving the top middle square empty. This will provide good protections against the beast of the night.

How to Make Armor in Minecraft
How to Make Armor in Minecraft

How to Make a Shield in Minecraft

On top of armor, you’ll want a shield to keep yourself protected in the vast Minecraft universe. To make one, you’ll need to place six planks of wood (any type) and one iron ingot into the 3X3 crafting grid. Put the iron ingot in the top middle square and keep the bottom left and right squares empty.

How to Make a Shield in Minecraft
How to Make a Shield in Minecraft

How to Make a Saddle in Minecraft

You can’t actually make this item – for some reason… You can find it in chests in dungeons, as well as in a Nether Fortress.

How to Make a Sword in Minecraft

Lost your trusty sword? Making a new one is easy. Just put two iron ingots and one stick in the 3X3 crafting grid, top to bottom in that order.

How to Make a Sword in Minecraft
How to Make a Sword in Minecraft

How to Make Your House a Home in Minecraft

Making a place to live is a fun thing in Minecraft – make your dream cabin in the woods or villa on the beach, as you please. But if you’re planning on doing some decorating, then these tips will come in pretty handy for you.

How to Make a Fence in Minecraft

This is a useful thing to know, as a fence will help to keep dangerous animals out of your camp in the night. It’s also nice to know where your perimeter is. To make a fence, simply put four oak planks and two sticks in the 3X3 crafting grid – put the two sticks in the middle of the oak planks. Wholah, you have a fence.

How to Make a Fence Gate in Minecraft

If you’re going to have a fence, well then, it sort of helps to have a gate – unless you want to have to jump over it every time you want to get into your property. That could give you a splinter. Splinters are bad. Therefore, not having a fence gate is bad. To make a fence gate simply place four sticks and two oak planks in the crafting grid – with the planks between the four panks. Now you have a gate. Now your life is good.

How to Make a Fence Gate in Minecraft
How to Make a Fence Gate in Minecraft

How to Make a Bed in Minecraft

Rest up, sleepy head, but how to do so without a bed? We can only imagine that sleeping on the floor must be tough, but fear not, for your sleep won’t be rough – just follow our steps with ease, and you’ll have the night’s sleep for which you please. Poetry aside… place three red wool on top of three planks of wood in the crafting grid.

How to Make a Bed in Minecraft
How to Make a Bed in Minecraft

How to Make a Bookshelf in Minecraft

Need a place to stack all your favourite literature? Essential for any home. To make a bookshelf – and show off how well read you are in the process – just place three books between six wooden planks in the crafting grid. How you can get to building a webcam so you can make videos of yourself saying stuff with your bookshelf in the background, just like every academic who ever appeared on daytime news.

How to Make a Bookshelf in Minecraft
How to Make a Bookshelf in Minecraft

How to Make Books in Minecraft

You may have noticed that that last recipe requires books – and as you’re probably aware these cannot, in fact, be mined from a cave. Therefore, we advise you learn how to fill you shelf with books by following this very simple recipe. Just place three pieces of paper and one leather hide in the crafting menu in a square. Don’t worry about the writing… that will just, errr, appear.

How to Make Paper in Minecraft

Making a bookshelf in Minecraft takes you on a long journey of having to figure out how to make just about everything else in the bloody game. First, you need to know books, but how to make the paper for the books? This is easy as pie. Much easier, actually, making pie is really difficult when you’ve never done it before, whoever made that expression up was not thinking straight. To make paper, just place three sugar canes in the 3X3 crafting grid on the bottom row. Tadaaaa.

How to Make Paper in Minecraft
How to Make Paper in Minecraft

How to Make Bricks in Minecraft

If you want to make a house, then you might want some bricks, after all, you don’t want some piggy to come along and huff, and puff, and blow your crap house down. To make bricks, first, you’ll need to mine clay – you can find this in, or next to, rivers and lakes. One clay block makes four clay balls, which you then have to throw into the furnace to make bricks. Now you can go about building your house and getting featured on Escape to the Country.

How to Make Bricks in Minecraft
How to Make Bricks in Minecraft

How to Spruce up Your Home in Minecraft

Building a home in Minecraft is a great feeling – you can make something that is totally built off of your own personality, When you’re making your house a home, you’ll want all the essential features to include in your little comfortable space, as well as some cool add-ons.

How to Make a Door in Minecraft

Well, you have to start somewhere, and where better than a door? Keep the bad stuff out, and the guests in. As well as that, keep the breeze out. To build a door in Minecraft, you’ll first need to open the crafting table, and then place six blocks of wood in the 3X3 crafting grid, in two columns. There you go – knock, knock!

How to Make a Door in Minecraft
How to Make a Door in Minecraft

How to Make Concrete in Minecraft

If you really want to keep the wolves out, then you’ll have to build some concrete – to achieve this, you’ll need to use the crafting table to make concrete powder. To make this, you’ll need to place four sand blocks, four lots of gravel, and one bone meal. Now you’ve crafted the power, you can start to make the concrete.

To make concrete, you’ll need to use the water bucket, and put water on the concrete – then, you’ll have to put the water back in the bucket and mix it into concrete. Now you can go about building a solid house, where you can rest your sleepy head in peace.

How to Make Concrete in Minecraft
How to Make Concrete in Minecraft

How to Make a Bucket in Minecraft

To make concrete you need a bucket, and to make a bucket, you need iron ingots. Place three iron ingots in the 3X3 crafting grid from the crafting table – one in the top left, one in the top right, and on in the very middle. Now you can dress up like Buckethead.

How to Make a Bucket in Minecraft
How to Make a Bucket in Minecraft

How to Make a Painting in Minecraft

Now you’ve got your nice house, you probably want to put some paintings up around the walls to make it more livable. You have to make your room somewhere you want to live – even if you’re only there for a month. It’s where you lay your head down at night, spend a third of your life, at least. It’s where you rest, contemplate, and meditate. To make a painting in Minecraft, place eight sticks and one bunch of wool in the crafting grid, with the wool directly in the middle of the 3X3 grid. Now your room is beautiful.

How to Make a Painting in Minecraft
How to Make a Painting in Minecraft

Harvesting Resources

You want to build so many things in Minecraft, and you want to go fishing on Sundays, of course. But you’ll need resources to build things, and you’ll need a boat to fish.

How to Make a Fishing Boat in Minecraft

If you want to go and get some fish in Minecraft, then it’s best to have a boat, right? Well, let’s get to crafting a boat in Minecraft. You’ll need to place five wooden blocks in the crafting grid in a U shape. Make sure to keep the bottom three squares empty. Now you have a boat, now you can sail around the world and fish to your heart’s content.

How to Make a Fishing Boat in Minecraft
How to Make a Fishing Boat in Minecraft

How to Make a Fishing Rod in Minecraft

You’d just get bored on your boat without a fishing rod, right? Well, not to worry, making one of these is really easy. Just put three wooden sticks diagonally from the bottom left to the top right, the place two strings in the bottom and middle right squares. Now, you can go out to the lake and catch all the fish you want.

How to Make a Fishing Rod in Minecraft
How to Make a Fishing Rod in Minecraft

Fun Stuff

It isn’t all just building houses and harvesting resources. Sometimes, you just want to blow stuff up or make some stupid stuff.

How to Make TNT in Minecraft

Blowing stuff up is one of the most revered actions in video games – everyone loves planting TNT and blowing things up. Everyone loves shooting the red of yellow explosive barrels in action games. Everyone loved the Fat Boy in Fallout 3. To make TNT, you’ll need to place five gunpowder blocks in an X shape in the 3X3 crafting grid, and fill the remaining four squares with sand. Now you have TNT – enjoy!

How to Make TNT in Minecraft
How to Make TNT in Minecraft

How to Get Gunpowder in Minecraft

Unfortunately, you can’t create gunpowder – otherwise you’d just blow up the whole world, wouldn’t you? To find gunpowder, you’ll need to search around in some dungeons and desert temples and village chests. You can also find it by killing Creepers. Try and find as much as you can to make as much TNT as possible.

How to Get Gunpowder in Minecraft
How to Get Gunpowder in Minecraft

How to Make Fireworks in Minecraft

Staying in on your birthday? Or just wanting to celebrate whatever day of the week in is? Well, fireworks are always a fun pick for anyone looking to blow off some steam and light up the sky above. To make fireworks, you’ll need one piece of paper, and one bit of gunpowder – put the gunpowder in the middle, and the paper on top, in the middle top square. Combine them in the crafting grid, and away you go! If you use more gunpowder then it will fly higher and make a better explosion. Give it a try.

How to Make Fireworks in Minecraft
How to Make Fireworks in Minecraft

Stay Tuned for More

If that came in handy, then we’re happy bunnies! Stick around for more tutorials on how to make things in Minecraft, as well as how to set up servers and more.

So now don’t hesitate to download Minecraft for your Android right now to make cool things with this awesome game.

At Top1Apk, we have loads more tutorials that walk you through how to do stuff on apps and Android games.

For more tips on Minecraft, you can refer to How to Play Minecraft With Friends (And Make it Run Faster)