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How To Make A Lantern In Minecraft

In this tutorial, you'll learn how to make a lantern in Minecraft!

Minecraft lanterns are blocks that produce light. You can hang them above or below most solid blocks.

How To Make A Lantern Video Tutorial

In this video, watch as we show you how to make a lantern using the lantern recipe in Minecraft. Plus, we'll show you some different ideas for using lanterns and a cool trick if you have turtle eggs.

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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

Materials Needed To Make A Lantern

  • 8 Iron nuggets
  • 1 Torch

Steps To Make A Lantern

Step 1. Open Your Crafting Menu

First, let's open your crafting table in Minecraft. You should see the same grid as in the image below.

Open the crafting table

Step 2. Add The Iron Nuggets And Torch To The Menu

In the crafting table, add the 8 iron nuggets and 1 torch to the grid.

You must add the items to the grid exactly as shown in the image below. In the 1st row place down 3 iron nuggets, one in each box. In the 2nd row place down 1 iron nugget in the 1st box, 1 torch in the 2nd box, and 1 iron nugget in the 3rd box. Lastly, in the 3rd row place down 3 iron nuggets. This is the Minecraft lantern recipe.

Add The Iron Nuggets And Torch To The Menu

Now that you've added each item to the grid as described above, you'll notice a lantern appear in the box on the right.

Step 3. Move The Lantern To Your Inventory

After the lantern has been crafted, you'll need to drag it down to your inventory so you can hang it.

Move The Lantern To Your Inventory

That's it! You now have a lantern. Minecraft lanterns are blocks that produce light. You can hang them above or below most solid blocks.

How to make a lantern in Minecraft

Minecraft Lantern Command

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

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

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

Java Edition 1.13 and higher lantern command

/give @p lantern 1

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

/give @p lantern 1 0

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