How to Make a Bucket in Minecraft: Step-by-Step Guide

Learn how to make a bucket in Minecraft with this step-by-step guide. Obtain iron ingots, access the crafting table, and craft the bucket to carry liquids.

To make a bucket in Minecraft, you will need three iron ingots. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to craft a bucket:

  1. Obtain iron ingots: You can obtain iron ingots by mining iron ore blocks with a pickaxe and then smelting the iron ore in a furnace. Place the iron ore in the top slot of the furnace and fuel (e.g., wooden logs) in the bottom slot. The furnace will smelt the iron ore into iron ingots.
  2. Access the crafting table: If you don’t have a crafting table, create one by placing four wooden planks in the 2×2 grid in your inventory crafting area. Once you have a crafting table, right-click on it to access the 3×3 crafting grid.
  3. Craft the bucket: Place the three iron ingots in the crafting grid in a “V” shape. Specifically, place one iron ingot in the middle of the first row, and one iron ingot in each of the left and right slots of the second row[3]. Once you’ve placed the iron ingots correctly, a bucket will appear in the result box. Drag the bucket to your inventory.

Now that you have a bucket, you can use it to carry water, lava, milk, powder snow, and various aquatic mobs[4]. To fill the bucket with a liquid, equip the bucket and right-click on the liquid source. Buckets are useful for various tasks, such as creating farms, extinguishing fires, and safely descending from high places[5].


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