Minecraft How To

How To Make Paper In Minecraft (And What To Do With It)

In this tutorial, we will show you how to make paper in Minecraft with our how-to video and step-by-step instructions. We'll even show you the paper command.

Minecraft paper can be used to make many other items including a Minecraft map, books, firework rocket, and more!

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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

Tools & Items Needed

Steps To Make Paper

1. Open Your Crafting Menu

Open your crafting menu so you see a 3x3 grid.

Open the crafting table

2. Add Sugar Canes

With your crafting menu open, we now need to place the 3 sugar canes in the middle row, just as they are shown in the image below.

Add sugar canes

After you've placed the sugar cane in the appropriate boxes, you'll notice paper will appear in the box to the right.

3. Move Paper To Your Inventory

Lastly, simply move your newly created paper down to your inventory for use.

Move paper to inventory

And that's how you craft paper! The Minecraft paper recipe is very simple, yet comes in handy when you want to make paper for maps, a book, and more.

Minecraft Paper Command

You can also use a Give Command for paper in Minecraft. The paper command is available in the following editions:

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

To run a command, simply open your chat window and enter one of the following paper commands:

Java Edition 1.13 and higher

/give @p paper 1

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

/give @p paper 1 0


What is paper made out of in Minecraft?

Paper is made out of 3 sugar cane in Minecraft. You simply place 3 sugar cane across the center row in the crafting table and you will get 3 paper.

How do you get a lot of paper in Minecraft?

To get a lot of paper, you need a lot of sugar cane. You can get a lot of sugar cane easily by creating an automatic sugar cane farm. You can then use the sugar cane harvested from that farm to make a lot of Minecraft paper!

How much paper do you need to craft a book in Minecraft?

You need 3 paper and 1 leather to craft a book in Minecraft. Check out our guide on how to make a book in Minecraft for more information.

Where can you find paper in Minecraft?

Minecraft paper can be found in some shipwreck and Stronghold library chests.

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