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How to make a Bucket in Minecraft?

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Minecraft is an adventure survival game that places a lot of importance on mining and crafting items you need to survive in the world. Players can mine for different resources and use them to craft different items such as weapons and tools. 

In this article, we’re taking a look at how to make buckets in Minecraft.

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What are Minecraft buckets?

Minecraft buckets are helpful tools that the player can use to carry items. Empty buckets can pick up a water or lava source block. Additionally, players can also use buckets to get milk from a cow, mooshroom or goat. Note that a bucket full of milk can only be emptied by either drinking it or using the milk in a recipe.

You can also use an empty bucket to empty a cauldron with water or lava. Note that this doesn’t work with dispensers. Empty buckets can also be used to collect fish. Lastly, buckets can also be used to collect power snow. 

Crafting a bucket in Minecraft

To get a bucket, a player needs at least three iron ingots. These ingots can be obtained by finding iron ore and then smelting it in a furnace with a fuel source of the player’s choice. Another thing you should be mindful of is that since a bucket requires a 3×3 crafting grid, you need a crafting table to craft one.

Here’s the recipe for crafting a bucket.

Step 1: Once you have the required ingredients, walk to your crafting table and place the iron ingots in this exact pattern.

How to make a Bucket in Minecraft?

Step 2: Once your bucket is crafted, you can move it to your inventory and use it as required. 

How to make a Bucket in Minecraft?

Remember that the stack size for buckets is 16, meaning you can keep up to 16 buckets in a single inventory slot. You can’t stack buckets in the furnace fuel slot. You have to use them one at a time.

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Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah Abidi

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