Minecraft How To

How To Make A Hopper In Minecraft (And Use It)

In this tutorial, we'll show you how to make a hopper in Minecraft with our detailed instructions below or follow along with our how-to video.

A Minecraft hopper has many uses, including adding items to chests, they can be added to a minecart, and more!

Make A Minecraft Hopper Video Tutorial

In this video tutorial, we'll show you how to craft a hopper, explain what a hopper does, and teach you how to use a hopper in Minecraft - all in less than a minute and a half!

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Available Platforms

Edition Platform Available
Java Edition Windows, Mac & Linux PC's Yes
Bedrock Edition Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, iOS, Android, Fire OS, Windows 10 PC's Yes
Education Edition Mac, iOs 12, Windows 10 PC's Yes
PlayStation Edition PlayStation 3 & 4 Yes

Items Needed To Make A Hopper

  • 5 iron ingots
  • 1 chest

Steps To Make A Minecraft Hopper

1. Open Your Crafting Menu

To craft a hopper in Minecraft, first, you'll need to open your crafting table. You should see the 3x3 grid like in the image below.

Open the crafting table

2. Add Items To Crafting Grid

In the crafting table, add the chest and iron ingots.

Keep in mind, that the items must be placed in the crafting grid exactly as shown in the image below.

The Minecraft hopper recipe contains 1 iron ingot in the 1st box and 1 iron ingot in the 3rd box. The second row has 1 iron ingot in the 1st box, 1 chest in the 2nd box, and 1 iron ingot in the 3rd box. The third row has 1 iron ingot in the 2nd box.

Add Items To Crafting Grid

After placing all of the items in the correct order in the crafting grid (as shown above) you'll notice your new hopper appear in the box to the right.

3. Move The Hopper To Your Inventory

Finally, move your new hopper to your item inventory so you can use it.

Move The Hopper To Your Inventory

And, that's how you make hoppers! You can use your hopper to add items to chests, you can add it to a minecart, and more!

How to make a hopper in Minecraft

Minecraft Hopper Command

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

  • Java Edition
  • Pocket Edition
  • Xbox One
  • Nintendo Switch
  • Windows 10 Edition
  • Education Edition

To run the hopper command, open your chat window and enter the command below for your particular console/edition.

Java Edition 1.13 and higher

/give @p hopper 1

PE, Xbox One, Switch, Win 10, Education Edition

/give @p hopper 1 0

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