How to Make Concrete in Minecraft

Concrete Blocks in Minecraft are solid blocks of color with little to no texture. As decorative blocks, these items have significantly expanded the arsenal of builders ever since they were introduced, and thankfully, they are quite simple to craft.

Concrete Blocks are made when Concrete Powder is mixed with water. Coming in a number of different colors, this block is crafted with dyes, gravel, and sand. Here’s a more detailed guide on making Concrete in Minecraft:

How to make Concrete Powder

In order to make Concrete Powder, you will need four pieces of gravel, four pieces of sand, and a dye of your choice. This recipe requires the use of a crafting table, where the gravel pieces are placed in all four corners, the dye in the middle, and the pieces of sand in the remaining places.

With this recipe, you will receive eight pieces of Concrete Powder, which means that Concrete Powder is a 1:1 ratio in terms of used blocks.

It’s also worth mentioning that the color of the Concrete Powder is directly related to the dye you choose, and cannot be changed after it’s made.

How to make Concrete Blocks

Once you’ve made the necessary Concrete Powder, the next step is to turn it into usable Concrete Blocks.

All Concrete Powder actually needs in order to become a Concrete Block is to come into contact with water, which can either be done with a source block or flowing water. Just place the Concrete Powder next to the water, and it will turn into hardened Concrete. However, keep in mind that Concrete needs to be mined with a pickaxe, or else your block will be lost.

Where to find different dyes

In Minecraft, you have sixteen different dye options for Concrete to choose from, which are white, light grey, dark grey, black, brown, red, orange, yellow, light green, dark green, cyan, light blue, dark blue, purple, magenta and pink.

While most dyes can be found naturally, others need to be crafted by combining two other dyes. For instance, while red, white and black are made from roses, bones, and ink sacks respectively, a grey dye will need to be made with a combination of a black and a white dye.

That’s it! Now that you know how to make Concrete Powder, as well as how to find different colored dyes, you can easily start crafting your own hardened Concrete Blocks in Minecraft.