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How To Make Shears In Minecraft

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

Minecraft shears are primarily used to get wool from sheep, but they do have many other uses such as harvesting leaves, cobwebs, seagrass, ferns, and more.

How To Make Shears Video Tutorial

In this video, watch as we show you how to make shears using the Minecraft shears recipe and show you how to use them.

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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 Shears

Steps To Make Minecraft Shears

1. Open Your Crafting Menu

To craft shears, you first must open your crafting table in Minecraft. You should see the same grid as the image below.

Open Your Crafting Menu

2. Add The Iron Ingots To The Menu

In the crafting table, add the 2 iron ingots to the grid.

You must add the iron ingots to the grid exactly as shown in the image below. In the 2nd row place down 1 iron ingot in the middle box. In the 3rd row place the other iron ingot in the 3rd box. This is the Minecraft shears recipe.

Add The Iron Ingots To The Menu

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

3. Move The Shears To Your Inventory

Now, simply drag the shears down to your inventory so you can use them.

Move The Shears To Your Inventory

You're done! You now have shears! Minecraft shears are primarily used for shearing sheep, which drop 1 - 3 wool blocks as opposed to killing sheep which only produces 1 wool block. They also have many other uses such as harvesting leaves, cobwebs, seagrass, ferns, and more.

How to make shears in Minecraft

Minecraft Shears Command

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

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

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

Java Edition 1.13 and higher shear command

/give @p shears 1

Pocket Edition (PE), Xbox One, Switch, Win 10, Education Edition

/give @p shears 1 0

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