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How To Craft Concrete and Concrete Powder in Minecraft

How To Craft Concrete and Concrete Powder in Minecraft

Concrete is a versatile Minecraft block that can be used to build nearly anything. It is similar to wool because it comes in many different colors, however it has a much more smooth texture. This makes it more suitable for building exteriors of buildings, statues, pixel art, and many other things.

Concrete Crafting Recipe

Concrete is crafted differently than other blocks in Minecraft. The first step is to craft concrete powder by placing 4 sand, 4 gravel, and 1 color dye (in any order) into a crafting table. The color dye you use will determine the color of your powder.

For example, if you use bonemeal as your dye (as shown in the photo below), you will get white concrete powder.

Crafting White Concrete Powder in Minecraft

The gravel, sand, and dye do not need to be in any specific order when making powder. As long as you have 4 sand, 4 gravel, and a dye in the crafting table, you can craft concrete powder.

Transforming Powder into Concrete

Once you craft concrete powder in a crafting table, the next step is to physically place the concrete powder next to water. The powder will instantly transform into hard concrete and you will be able to mine it with a pickaxe and pick it up. Using a high quality pickaxe like a netherite pickaxe or diamond pickaxe will speed up the mining process.

The photo below shows 8 concrete powder blocks placed in the world. The 4 blocks physically touching the water have instantly transformed into hard concrete suitable for building.

Crafting Concrete in Minecraft with Water

Concrete powder follows the same gravity mechanics as sand or gravel, meaning it will fall down when there are no blocks underneath it. You will have to put something under the powder to prevent it from falling.

If concrete powder drops into water from a height, it will still turn into concrete once it lands in the water. This can be an effective way to craft lots of concrete blocks all at once.

Minecraft Dye Colors

We have made a list of the 16 dye colors you can use for crafting concrete powder and how to get them below. Many of them can be crafted from flowers.

Color Dye Item Name Source
White Bonemeal Crafted from Bones
Gray Gray Dye Combining Ink Sack + Bonemeal
Light Gray Light Gray Dye Combining Bone Meal + Gray Dye, or 2 Bone Meal + 1 Ink Sack
Black Ink Sack Drops naturally from squids
Brown Coco Beans Found naturally inside Jungle biomes
Red Rose Red Crafted from red flowers or beetroots
Yellow Dandelion Yellow Crafted from dandelions or sunflowers
Orange Orange Dye Crafted from orange tulips or combining rose red and dandelion yellow
Green Cactus Green Crafted from cooking cactus blocks in a furnace
Lime Lime Dye Combining cactus green and bone meal
Cyan Cyan Dye Combining lapis lazuli and cactus green
Blue Lapis Lazuli Found naturally while mining
Light Blue Light Blue Dye Crafted from blue orchids or combining lapis lazuli with bonemeal
Purple Purple Dye Crafted by combining rose red and lapis lazuli
Pink Pink Dye Crafted from peonies, pink tulips, or by combining rose red with bonemeal
Magenta Magenta Dye Crafted from liliacs, alliums, or by combining 2 rose reds with lapis lazuli and bonemeal.
Can also be made by combining purple and pink dyes.

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