How to Make Paper in Minecraft

Minecraft is an exploration-based game that heavily relies on crafting; it’s about using recipes to craft necessary items need to succeed. Paper may not be particularly useful by itself, but it is an important crafting ingredient for various Minecraft-related items. It’s used for everything from maps and books to bookshelves. So, knowing how to get your hands on it is essential.

How to Make Paper in Minecraft

In this article, we’re going to teach you how to craft paper and various other objects that require paper for crafting.

How to Make Paper in Minecraft

To make the essential paper crafting ingredient, you’re going to need three Sugar Cane items and a regular crafting table.

1. Find Sugar Cane and Harvest It

Sugar Cane is a basic ingredient, which means that you can’t craft it. You’re going to have to find a sugar cane plant and harvest it. Typically, sugar cane plants are located near bodies of water. Once you’ve found a sugar cane plant (tall and green), you need to break it to harvest it. Break the sugar cane plant like you would any other basic ingredient in the Minecraft world. You don’t need any special equipment for this. Pick up the Sugar Cane quickly because they will disappear after a while.

It’s a good rule of thumb to harvest Sugar Cane whenever you stumble upon it. It’s a useful item that’s used as a crafting ingredient for various recipes.

2. Crafting Paper

Now that you’ve gathered three or more Sugar Cane items, go to the crafting table and enter the crafting menu. You’ll need a 3×3 crafting grid here.

Place the three Sugar Cane items in the middle row of the crafting grid. Three Sugar Cane items will yield three Paper items. Move the three Paper items from the right-most box in the crafting menu to your inventory.

That’s it! Making paper in Minecraft is that simple.

How to Make Paper Maps in Minecraft

Paper Maps are among the most widely-used paper-based items in Minecraft. It’s made out of eight Paper items and one Compass. Here’s how to create a Paper Map:

1. Find Redstone Dust

To create a Compass, you’re going to need four Iron Ingot items and 1 Redstone Dust item. Redstone dust is usually mined by digging deeper into a mountain. It has the appearance of iron with reddish spots on it.

2. Craft Four Iron Ingots

To craft an Iron Ingot, you first have to mine Iron Ore. Thankfully, Iron Ore is easily found in mountainous areas. Once you’ve rounded up four Iron Ore items, go to a furnace and open the furnace menu.

Keep in mind that you’ll also need fuel to craft an Iron Ingot.

Now, add Iron Ore and craft an Iron Ingot. Repeat this four times until you have four Iron Ingots in your inventory.

3. Craft a Compass

Now that you have 1 Redstone Dust item and four Iron Ingots, navigate to the crafting table and open the 3×3 grid. Add the Redstone Dust to the center of the grid, and put each of the four Iron Ingots directly above, below, left, and right to the grid’s center. Put the Compass item in your inventory.

4. Craft a Paper Map

Open the 3×3 crafting menu once more and put the Compass in the grid’s center. Then, fill the remaining eight fields with Paper items. Move the Paper Map item to your inventory.

​​How to Make Paper of Awakening in Minecraft

The Paper of Awakening is a Minecraft item used for summoning a Golem mob. This mob will act similarly to wolves. It’s friendly to you and defends you against mobs who attack you. You can’t create the Paper of Awakening in basic Minecraft, though. If you have your heart set on the Paper of Awakening, you’ll need to install the Golem World PE mod.

Here’s how to craft the Paper of Awakening once you’ve installed the mentioned mod:

1. Gather the Ingredients

To create this item, you’re going to need four Redstone Dust items (found and mined as explained earlier), four Glowstone Dust items, and one Paper item. Glowstone Dust is mined from Glowstone Blocks, found naturally in the Nether. Typically, it is generated in crystalline clusters. To mine it, you need a tool with Silk Touch.

Alternatively, kill Witch mobs for a chance of a Glowstone drop.

2. Craft the Paper of Awakening

Go to the crafting table and open the 3×3 grid. Put the Paper item in the center of the grid. Put a Glowstone Dust in each corner of the square grid. Finally, fill the remaining four spaces with Redstone Dust. Move the Paper of Awakening item to your inventory.

​​Where to Find Paper in Creative Mode

The location of items in Minecraft’s Creative Mode differs from device to device. On Java Editions for PC and Mac, Paper is found in “Miscellaneous.” Check out “Items” to find paper on Java, Bedrock, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4, Wii U, Nintendo Switch, Windows 10, and Edu devices.

How to Make Toilet Paper in Minecraft

The Toilet Paper item doesn’t have any utility in Minecraft. It is purely an aesthetic upgrade. To craft Toilet Paper, you’re going to need three items: Button, White Wool, and Item Frame.

1. Craft a Button

Creating a button is very straightforward. Any plank (Jungle, Acacia, etc.) can be used here. You can also use Stone or Polished Blackstone. To create a button, open the 3×3 crafting grid and place any of the three item types in the grid center.

To create planks, you need a log item. Logs are obtained from trees, and placing one in the center of the 3×3 crafting grid yields four matching planks.

Stone is obtained using Cobblestone (found in mountainous areas in the game) and any sort of fuel. Place these in the furnace, and you get the Stone item.

Finally, Polished Blackstone is crafted using four Blackstone items found in mountainous areas.

2. Gather White Wool

White Wool is obtained from sheep in the game. You can shear sheep using any tool. Sheep mobs drop a variety of wool types, so prepare for quite a bit of shearing.

3. Craft Item Frame

To craft the Item Frame item, you’re going to need a Leather item and eight Stick items. Sticks are crafted using two Wooden Plank items and placing them vertically in the 3×3 crafting grid.

4. Place the Toilet Paper

Go to the spot where you want to place the toilet paper and the holder. Start by placing the Button item first. Next, place the Item Frame over the button. Finally, put the White Wool on the button.

There you have it. You’ve successfully created toilet paper in Minecraft! A brilliant aesthetic addition to your Minecraft home’s bathroom.

Additional FAQs

1. How much paper do you need to make a book in Minecraft?

To make a Book item in Minecraft, you need three Paper items and one Leather item.

Leather can either be found in random locations throughout the game or crafted using four Rabbit Hides. Rabbit Hides are obtained by killing rabbit mobs. Keep in mind that you’re probably going to have to kill a few rabbits, as four Rabbit Hide items are required for crafting a Leather item in Minecraft.

When you’ve accumulated the resources, go to the crafting table and place four rabbit hides in the first two spaces of the first and the second row of the 3×3 grid. Remove the Leather item and place it in your inventory.

Next, open the 3×3 grid again and fill the first row with three paper items. Place the Leather in the first box of the second row. Then, move the crafted Book into your inventory.

2. What can you make with paper in Minecraft?

Other than the items mentioned above, there are a few other recipes that use paper as a crafting ingredient. You can use paper to create various banners, Cartography Tables, and Firework Rocket items.

3. How do you get a lot of paper in Minecraft?

The most straightforward way to obtain paper in Minecraft is to craft it using the steps mentioned earlier. However, there are various other locations that you can go to find Paper items in the game. But going to these locations isn’t advised unless you have other reasons to visit them.

You can find Paper in abundance in shipwrecks. There are various shipwrecks located close to the water surface in the world of Minecraft. If you have a water-breathing potion or the Turtle Shell item, you can visit submerged shipwrecks, too.

4. Can you use bamboo to make paper in Minecraft?

Although bamboo has been used to make paper by real-life ancient civilizations, you can’t use it to make paper in Minecraft. The only in-game plant that yields paper remains, as of yet, sugar cane.

In Minecraft, bamboo is used for furnace fuel and as food for Panda mobs (speeding up baby pandas’ growth). You can also use it to create Scaffolding and Stick items.

Minecraft and Paper

As you can see, paper plays a key role in the world of Minecraft. It is used to create various items that range from empty maps to scrolls for summoning Golem mobs to protect you against others. Knowing how to craft paper is essential Minecraft knowledge.

We hope that this guide has helped you learn more about using paper in this popular game. If you have any additional questions or Minecraft advice, feel free to add your thoughts in the comments below.

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