Hey there, Minecraft fans! 🎮 Did you know that in version 1.12, a cool new material called concrete was added to our favorite game? Concrete isn’t just any ordinary material—it’s bright, super strong, and can really make your Minecraft projects pop with style. 🌈 Plus, you can choose from up to 16 awesome colors to match your creative vision. And guess what? Unlike wool, concrete won’t catch fire, which is a big win!
In this article, I’m going to spill all the secrets on how to craft your very own colorful concrete in Minecraft Survival mode. Get ready to add some pizzazz to your Minecraft world! 🌟
Ingredients Needed to Make Colored Concrete
Ready to dive into the world of crafting colored concrete in Minecraft? Awesome! Before we get our hands dirty, we need to gather some key ingredients. Remember, the color of your concrete depends on the dye you choose, so think about what color you want your concrete to be. Let’s break down what you’ll need:
1. White Concrete? Start with Bones!
If you’re aiming for white concrete, your journey begins with… bones! Sounds spooky, right? 🦴 You can get bones by defeating skeletons in the game. Once you have enough bones, head over to a crafting table to turn them into bonemeal. Bonemeal is like magic dust for making white concrete! For other colors, don’t worry, we’ll use different dyes, which I’ll talk about next.
2. In Pursuit of Black Concrete: Ink Sacs are Key
Want to go dark with black concrete? You’ll need ink sacs. 🦑 Your main way to get these is by finding and defeating squids in the game. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can also try other methods like exploring village chests or trading with a Wandering Trader. Remember, there’s more than one way to snag an ink sac!
3. Don’t Forget Sand and Gravel
No matter what color you’re going for, sand and gravel are must-haves. You can find sand hanging out near beaches, lakes, and ponds. As for gravel, it’s pretty much everywhere once you start digging, but mountains are especially good spots to look.
4. Don’t Forget Your Water Bucket!
Okay, here’s an easy one: you need a water bucket. You might be thinking, “A bucket? That’s it?” Yep, that’s it! But it’s super important. You can either find a bucket in village chests or craft one yourself. If you’re going the DIY route, just arrange three iron ingots in a “V” shape on your crafting table. Ta-da! Bucket ready. 🪣
Now, fill it up with water. Here’s a pro tip: make sure the water isn’t flowing. Find a nice, calm pond or a peaceful part of the beach and fill your bucket there. Why do we need water? Well, it’s the secret sauce that turns concrete powder into solid, unbreakable concrete!
5. Time to Get Colorful: Gather Your Dyes
Let’s talk about color, my favorite part! In Minecraft, there are 16 dyes you can use to color your concrete. 🌈 Most of these dyes come from plants, especially flowers. You can pick flowers like cornflowers for blue dye or red roses for, you guessed it, red dye!
But wait, there’s more! You can also mix different items to make new colors. Want purple? Just mix one blue item (like lapis lazuli or a cornflower) with a red rose. Boom, purple dye! You can also get creative with smelting plants, like cacti or sea pickles, to make different dyes.
And if you’re not in the mood to craft or smelt, no worries. Wandering Traders might have the dye you need, or you can find some in village chests. In short, whether it’s crafting, trading, smelting, or exploring, there’s always a way to find your perfect dye!
How to Make Colored Concrete in Minecraft Bedrock
Alright, Minecraft builders, it’s time to put our collected items to work and start crafting colored concrete in Bedrock Edition! Here’s how you can turn your Minecraft world into a rainbow of colors:
Step 1: Set Up Your Crafting Table
First things first, place your crafting table down. Then, open it up by right-clicking or using the equivalent action on your gamepad.
Step 2: Crafting White Concrete Powder
For white concrete, it’s all about bonemeal. Just put a bone anywhere on the crafting table, and you’ll get three bonemeals. Easy peasy!
Step 3: Crafting Black Concrete Powder
If black is more your style, you’ll need an ink sac or a wither rose. Place either one on the crafting table, and you’ll get your black concrete powder.
Step 4: The Concrete Powder Recipe
Now, whether you’re going for white, black, or any other color, the next part is the same. Mix one dye (white or black, or any color you’ve chosen) with four units of sand and four units of gravel. Arrange them in any order on the crafting table, and you’ll get eight units of colored concrete powder.
Step 5: Experiment with Colors
Feeling adventurous? Go back to Step 5 and try out different colored dyes to see what cool colors you can create!
Step 6: Turn Powder into Concrete
Last step! Find some water or place it down using your water bucket. Then, place your colored concrete powder next to or in the water. Watch the magic happen as it turns into solid colored concrete!
How to Make Concrete in Minecraft Fast
Want to know a super cool trick to make a whole bunch of concrete blocks really fast? Here’s a quick and easy way to do just that:
1. Stack Up Your Concrete Powder Blocks
First, get all your concrete powder blocks and stack them up. You can make this stack as tall as you like, just make sure you can still reach the top.
2. Time for a Splash of Water
Next, grab your water bucket and place water right next to your tall stack of powder blocks. This is the secret step that’s going to turn your powder into concrete.
3. Break and Watch the Magic!
Now, the fun part! Start breaking the blocks at the top of your stack. As you break them, the powder blocks will fall into the water and transform into concrete blocks, just like magic! Keep doing this, and you’ll have a ton of concrete blocks in no time.
How to Make Concrete Slab in Minecraft
So, you’re thinking about adding some cool concrete slabs to your Minecraft build, right? Well, I’ve got some news for you. As of now, Minecraft doesn’t let us make concrete slabs. I know, it’s a bummer. 😕 But don’t worry, we’ve still got plenty of awesome options for slabs!
Even though concrete slabs aren’t in the game yet, here’s a list of some really neat materials you can use for slabs:
- Oak: Classic and sturdy, perfect for a natural look.
- Spruce: Gives a darker, more mysterious vibe.
- Acacia: Bright and eye-catching, great for a pop of color.
- Birch: Light and elegant, for a more refined feel.
- Stone: For that cool, medieval castle look.
- Cobblestone: Rugged and rustic, adds a lot of character.
Each of these materials has its own unique style, so you can still create something super cool and personalized. Who knows, maybe in a future update, we’ll get those concrete slabs!
Wrapping It Up: The Awesome World of Minecraft Concrete
Hey there, fellow Minecraft enthusiasts! 🌟 We’ve journeyed through the ins and outs of crafting concrete blocks, and wow, what a ride! Mastering concrete in Minecraft isn’t just a skill—it’s your ticket to building some seriously cool stuff. Imagine creating eye-catching roofs, towering walls, and majestic towers. All it takes is gathering the right supplies and picking your favorite color. Once you’ve got that down, everything else is a piece of cake!
Now, I’ve got to ask: do you love using concrete as much as I do? Wouldn’t it be amazing if Minecraft added colored concrete stairs and slabs too? 🤔 And hey, I’m super curious to know what incredible things you’ve built using concrete. Share your coolest constructions in the comments below and let’s get inspired by each other’s creativity!