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Minecraft: How to Make Paper

At a first glance, Minecraft paper seems to be quite normal, not special at all. However, as with many other items in the game, paper is essential for some recipes. So, if you want to enjoy Minecraft to the fullest, there is no way around paper. In the end, the game offers you numerous possibilities to use it. We have compiled a few of them for you here.

Make paper in Minecraft

  • craft: 3x sugar cane
  • sugar cane can be found along bodies of water
  • products: books, books with feather, cards, fireworks, banners

How to Craft Minecraft Paper

Making Minecraft paper is easy since all you need is sugar cane. You can find it near bodies of water such as oceans, rivers or lakes. It’s easy to cut down. With 3 sticks of sugar cane next to each other in the middle row of the crafting window, you can create paper at the crafting table. Quite simple, isn’t it? 

Minecraft Paper Recipe:

  • 3x sugar cane = 1x paper

Paper isn’t really rare, considering the material needed and the amount of paper you get. Sure, it is only one piece of paper, but farming sugar cane is easy. Even if you don’t grow it yourself, it appears often in Minecraft and finding it is not hard at all.

Minecraft Paper: Crafting Options

Minecraft paper alone is not that useful most of the time. That is why it is a necessary material for a few other items. We will show you what to use paper for in Minecraft! The main items you can craft with paper are: 

  • books
  • cards
  • card tables
  • fireworks 
  • banners 

If you are an experienced Minecraft player, you know why some of these items are useful. So, it is understandable that paper is important. If you aren’t familiar with all these items, we will explain them to you in the next part.

Minecraft Paper & Books

Paper is especially needed for making books. Three pieces of paper and one leather make one book. Books, in turn, can be enchanted or assembled into bookshelf blocks. Put the leather in the right slot of the third row in the crafting window and put the paper in the slots of the second column.

  • 3x paper + 1x leather = 1x book

Luckily, this is pretty simple to remember any recipe that uses paper. Books are necessary for bookshelves which are in turn necessary if you want to use enchantments. So, keeping in mind that you need Minecraft paper for enchanting weapons or other items, is a good idea.

Minecraft: Paper Maps

You can also create maps with Minecraft paper. Here we distinguish between normal maps and those with compasses. For the former you only need 9x Minecraft paper and for the latter 8x Minecraft paper and a compass.

  • 9x paper = 1x map
  •  8x paper + 1x compass = 1x map with compass

You could say that Minecraft paper is the base of your adventure log books. While you  walk around the different biomes fighting off some evil mobs, you should hold an activated map with a compass in your hand. It will fill with a map of the territory you are exploring. So, paper is pretty useful for orientation, too.

Minecraft Paper and the Cartography Table

Using paper and wooden planks of your choice, you can make a cartography table. With it, an unemployed villager can get a new job: cartographer! How awesome would it be to have your own cartographer for your Minecraft adventures that you record on your maps? This is why you need paper:

  • 2x paper + 4x any wooden planks = 1x cartography table

You put the paper in the first two slots of the first row and fill the four slots beneath them with wooden planks. That’s it. This new block is not just important for some villagers but also for you. After all, at a cartography table, you can alter and zoom in and out of maps. By the way, using some additional paper there with a map, you get two identical maps!

Fireworks Made of Paper

Fireworks are not only a feast for the eyes but also a product of paper. You can craft three firework rockets using a sheet of Minecraft paper together with up to 3 units of black powder .

  • 1x paper + 1-3x gunpowder = 3x firework

Additionally, you can use firework stars to give the firework an explosive effect. The most important ingredient is of course the gunpowder and the more you use, the longer the duration of the rocket. However, there would be no firework without something as simple as a piece of Minecraft paper.

Paper for Banner Templates

Last but not least, paper is used to make banners. For this, in addition to paper, a compatible element is needed. This element can later  be seen on the banner. Compatible elements can be, for example, a golden apple, the head of a creeper or skeleton, a stone block or a vine. This then creates a corresponding logo on the banner. There are countless possibilities to individualize your banner. Still, they have one thing in common: paper is the heart of them all.

Conclusion: Minecraft Paper

After all, the range of paper crafting possibilities is not very large, but it unlocks a lot. With books, enchantments and libraries can be developed. Maps allow for better orientation. Banners and fireworks increase your fun factor when playing Minecraft with friends in multiplayer or alone. However you prefer your game, it is all possible on a Minecraft server from G-Portal. And don’t worry, you will find lots of sugar cane there, too! So, grab your Minecraft paper, ready, set, craft!

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