Minecraft How To

How to Make a Candle in Minecraft

In this tutorial, you'll learn how to make a Candle in Minecraft step-by-step!

The Minecraft Candle is a source of light in the game, which can be uncolored or dyed in any of the 16 dye colors. Candles can be lit with flint and steel and extinguished with a bowl or water.

How To Make A Candle Video Tutorial

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Available Platforms

Edition Platform Available
Java Edition Windows, Mac & Linux PC's 1.17 and higher
Bedrock Edition Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, iOS, Android, Fire OS, Windows 10 PC's 1.17.0 and higher
Education Edition Mac, iOs 12, Windows 10 PC's No
PlayStation Edition PS3 & PS4 No

Materials Needed To Craft A Candle

Steps To Make Minecraft Candles

1. Open Your Crafting Menu

To craft a candle, you first need to open your crafting menu in Minecraft. You should see the same grid as in the image below.

Open Your Crafting Menu

2. Add The Honeycomb And String To The Menu

In the crafting table, add the honeycomb and string to the grid.

You must add the honeycomb and string to the grid exactly as shown in the image below. In the 1st row place down 1 string in the middle box. In the 2nd row place down 1 honeycomb in the middle box. This is the Minecraft candle recipe.

Add The Honeycomb And String To The Menu

After you've added the items to the crafting grid as described above, you'll notice a candle in the box on the right.

3. Move The Candle To Your Inventory

Now, simply drag the candle down to your inventory so you can use it.

Move The Candle To Your Inventory

You're done! You now have a candle! A Minecraft Candle is a source of light in the game, which can be uncolored or dyed in any of the 16 dye colors. Candles can be lit with flint and steel and extinguished with a bowl or water. The candle was added to the Caves & Cliffs update 1.17.

How to make a candle in Minecraft

Minecraft Candle Command

You can also use a Give Command to make a candle in Minecraft. The candle command is available in the following editions:

  • Java Edition

To run the candle command in Minecraft, open your chat window and enter the command below depending on the version you have.

Java Edition 1.17 and higher candle command

/give @p candle 1

FAQ's

How do you light a candle in Minecraft?

Minecraft candles can be lit using flint and steel, a fire charge, or any flaming projectile.

Are candles in Minecraft Bedrock Edition?

Candles will be introduced in the Minecraft Bedrock Edition 1.17.0.

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