If you know how to make paper in Minecraft, you can conquer worlds! Paper can be used to make books, books can be used to craft bookshelves, which in turn would help us a lot when we enchant our tools and armors.
More things you can do if you know how to make a piece of paper, such as making the cartography table, an empty map, or even fireworks! But even that’s not all if you have seen the pillagers, sometimes raiding your villages, or maybe an outpost while you are out mapping the lands, you might notice they often carry their banners, you can modify and create those too if you know how to make paper in Minecraft!
So without further ado, let’s begin our journey to the paper town!
How To Make Paper In Minecraft?
Sugarcanes, as the name itself suggests, are tall green grass-like structures (usually 3 blocks high) are commonly found near sandy areas on the coast of water bodies, it could be any small ponds, big lakes, or even the oceans.
Make A Sugarcane Farm
Now, this is an optional procedure, but it is highly recommended.
Since sugarcanes can be hard to find, and many times the bases that we build can be far from any water body areas, it is a good idea to make a sugarcane farm.
There are several benefits to this as we are going to learn now –
Sugarcanes can be used for making sugar
Sugar can be used to make cakes, pies, fermented spider eyes.
One more importance of sugar is that it can be used in a brewery to make potions, like swiftness.
[Note: Breaking sugarcane from the bottom will break all the blocks above it, so it is advised to always leave the bottom block of sugarcane intact so it keeps growing even after you take the farmed pieces on top.]
Now that we have our farms ready, and hoards of sugarcane in our storage chests, we can go ahead to craft the paper we finally need.
To craft paper from sugarcane that we collected, we need a crafting table
In the crafting table, place three sugarcanes adjacently in a single row, like this :-
They can be placed in any row, top, middle, or bottom.
Left-click on the resulting square of the crafting table as you can see it is showing paper, there we go! We finally got our paper, now we know how to make a paper in Minecraft!
As the calculation clearly shows, we need sugarcanes in multiples of 3 to make paper, as 3 sugarcanes side by side give us 3 papers, so technically one piece of sugarcane is equal to one piece of paper in Minecraft.
Some things to know about Sugarcane
- For farming sugarcane, it has to be directly next to the water, like wheat farms.
- Sugarcane can directly be placed on any sand or dirt block next to the water and it will grow.
So this was a quick guide on how to make paper in Minecraft. Since we discussed how to make paper in Minecraft, we now also know what we can do using paper, like making bookshelves and maps and stuff.