How To Make A Bucket In Minecraft [Explained]

Minecraft players are often confused by buckets, so here is a detailed guide on how to make a bucket, across all editions.

The Bucket is an essential item that every player needs during their playthrough. It allows you to carry water, lava, milk, and other items like fish and axolotls. Many players use buckets in Minecraft to create obsidian, which as an important block that you need to beat the game,

Key Takeaways
  • To make a Bucket, you will only need three Iron Ingots and a Crafting Table.
  • In the Crafting menu, make a V shape using the Iron Ingots, which will show a Bucket ready to be crafted.
  • You can fill it up with Water, Lava, Milk, or Fish for the aquarium.
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How to Make A Bucket In Minecraft
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Buckets are very helpful, craftable tools that can be used to carry things that the players cannot usually carry. Players should make a bucket in Minecraft as they can prove to be very useful.

They can be used to carry:

  • Water.
  • Lava.
  • Milk.
  • Powder Snow.
  • Fish (Cod, Puffer, Salmon, Tropical).
  • Axolotls.

You can also use a bucket to survive underwater without the need for using a potion for water breathing. Players might need to use water from time to time whilst mining or to protect themselves from Lava. That’s why it is very important to keep a bucket with you at all times.

Required Materials

You’ll need the following resources to make a bucket in Minecraft: 

  • 3x Iron Ingots.

Apart from that, you will also need:

  • Crafting table.
  • Furnace.
  • Any pickaxe (except wooden).

You’ll need a stone pickaxe to mine the iron ore. A furnace is needed to smelt the ore into ingot form.

How To Make A Bucket In Minecraft

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Step 1: Mine Ore

Iron ore can be found only in the Overworld in the form of mineral veins. They can be found in all biomes except the ice biome, mostly located in bedrocks to just above sea level. Dig up a mine to find a cave or a ravine. Once you spot a vein of iron ore, begin the process of mining.

In order to mine the iron ore from the cave to make a bucket in Minecraft, you’ll require a stone pickaxe or a tool of a higher level.

Step 2: Smelting Iron Ore

Once you have iron ore in inventory you’ll have to smelt it into iron ingots in order for you to utilize the iron to craft a bucket and other items like weapons and armor.

To smelt the iron ore, put the iron ore in the furnace in the top box, with coal or charcoal in the bottom, and begin cooking up the iron ore. The final result would be iron ingots."How


Step 3: Make The Iron Bucket

Arrange your iron Ingots on the crafting table. This crafting table is a 3X3 grid, a basic menu available in Minecraft. In order to make the bucket in the Minecraft crafting grid, you’ll have to arrange the iron ingots in a specific pattern.

Place an iron bar in the first box of the second row and another in the third box of the second row. Now place one more iron ingot in the second box of the third row. In other words, arrange them in a “V” shape. After this, the iron bucket will be crafted.


Step 4: Move Bucket into Your Inventory

Once the bucket appears in the crafting station, you’ll have to move the bucket into your inventory in order to use them. Once you’ve utilized the bucket in order to carry something, it will take up its own space in the inventory.

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