How to make fireworks in minecraft

How to make fireworks in minecraft
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How to make fireworks in minecraft

Fireworks are a must-have item if you want to fly freely in the sky with the Elytra. In addition to that, fireworks can also be used for decorative and fighting purposes. Let’s see how to make fireworks in Minecraft!

Before creating fireworks in Minecraft

Although you can use all 9 crafting grids to create fireworks in Minecraft, only two slots are required! You only need 1 paper and 1 gunpowder to make 3 fireworks.

But creating fireworks that way may not be efficient because you’re not taking advantage of all the slots to create the best fireworks! In detail, you can add up to 3 gunpowder to the crafting recipe to increase the duration of the fireworks flight. The longer the duration of the flight, the higher the fireworks fly in the sky. Flight duration also affects the speed increase when using a rocket with an Elytra.

Another ingredient that you can add to the fireworks recipe is the fireworks star. You can add up to 7 stars to create more explosions when fireworks are detonated or to deal more damage if fireworks are used as crossbow ammo. If you fly with a rocket that has a firework star on it, you will take damage every time you use the rocket.

How to make fireworks in minecraft

#1 Get 1 paper

Paper can be made using 3 sugar canes on the crafting table. Each crafting recipe will give you 3 paper. You can also find paper in chests that spawn from shipwreck structures, but let’s stick with sugarcane for now!

#2 Pick up 1-3 gunpowder

Gunpowder is a common item that drops from various mobs, such as creepers, ghosts, and witches. Withes drops the most Gunpowder on death (6) and up to 15 Gunpowder if you use the Looting III weapon. Normally, most Minecrafters will make an automatic creeper farm for gunpowder.

Gunpowder can also be found in chests spawned from dungeons, desert temples, forest mansions, and shipwreck structures. They have a normal chance of containing 1-8 gunpowder.

Also, you can exchange 1 emerald with the wandering trader for 1 gunpowder.

#3 Collect 1-7 firework stars (optional)

You may want to skip to Step 4 if you don’t care about the explosion effect or firework damage, or if your main goal is to create fuel for your Elytra.

To craft a firework star, you will need 1 more gunpowder, 1 dye of any color, and any additional ingredients (optional). You can add up to 8 dyes in this recipe to create a more colorful effect for your fireworks.

Here are the additional ingredients and their effect:

  • Fire Charge: Make the explosion bigger in a circle shape.
  • Gold Nugget: Star-shaped explosion.
  • Head (Gambler or Mob): Creeper face shape.
  • Feather: Explosion of confetti.
  • Glowstone Dust: Make the particles of fireworks glow.
  • Diamond – Add trailing effect for explosion.

You can only use 1 of the first 4 ingredients in a Firework Star recipe. And you can add diamond dust and glowstone in 1 firework star.

Once you are done creating the firework star, you can reposition it on the crafting grid with any tint color to create the fading effect of the firework particles. You can also add up to 8 tints!

#4 Handmade fireworks

If you don’t have firework stars, simply place 1 sheet of paper and 1-3 gunpowder on the crafting grid to create 3 fireworks.

If you want to use firework stars, there are many recipes you can use to create fireworks. Here are some examples:

  • 1 paper, 1 gunpowder and 1 firework star
  • 1 paper, 3 gunpowder and 5 firework stars
  • 1 paper, 1 gunpowder and 7 firework stars

Frequent questions

How are elytra fireworks made?

For Elytra’s fireworks, you just need to use paper and gunpowder! Many people may find that using just 1 gunpowder is the most efficient way. But if you want to fly further and further, try using 3 gunpowder and see how it feels!

Which villager sells gunpowder?

No villager sells gunpowder. You can only trade Gunpowder with the Wandering Trader for one Emerald. Alternatively, you can make a vine farm to get a large amount of gunpowder.

Do any villagers exchange fireworks?

No villager exchanges fireworks too!

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