Minecraft How To

How To Make A Lead In Minecraft

In this recipe tutorial, we'll show you how to make a lead in Minecraft.

A Minecraft lead is basically a leash that you can use to lead around certain mobs. It can also be used for crafting balloons in Minecraft.

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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 Lead

Steps To Make A Minecraft Lead

1. Open Your Crafting Menu

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

Open Your Crafting Menu

2. Add The String And Slimeball To The Menu

In the crafting menu, add the 4 strings and 1 slimeball to the grid.

You must add each item to the grid exactly as shown in the image below. In the 1st row place 1 string in the first box and 1 string in the second box. In the 2nd row place 1 string in the first box and 1 slimeball in the second box. In the 3rd row place 1 string in the third box. This is the Minecraft lead recipe.

Add The String And Slimeball To The Menu

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

3. Move The Lead To Your Inventory

Lastly, drag the lead down to your inventory so you can use it.

How to make a lead in Minecraft

And that's it! You can use your Minecraft lead as a leash to tie down or lead around a passive mob and utility mob. For example, leads are commonly used to tie a horse to a fence post to stop it from running away. It can also be used to craft balloons in Minecraft.

Minecraft Lead Command

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

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

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

Java Edition 1.13 and higher

/give @p lead 1

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

/give @p lead 1 0

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