Minecraft How To

How To Make TNT In Minecraft

In this tutorial, you'll discover how to make TNT in Minecraft and how to use it!

Minecraft TNT is a block that can be used to initiate a controlled explosion.

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In this video, watch as we walk you through step-by-step how to make TNT and show you how to use it (RIP cow and llama)!

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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 TNT

  • 5 Gunpowder
  • 4 Sand (or red sand)

Steps To Make Minecraft TNT

1. Open Your Crafting Menu

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

Open the crafting table

2. Add Gunpowder And Sand To The Menu

In the crafting menu, add the 5 gunpowder and 4 sand to the grid.

You must add each item to the grid exactly as shown in the image below. In the 1st row place 1 gun powder in the 1st box, 1 sand in the 2nd box, and 1 gun powder in the 3rd box. In the 2nd row place 1 sand in the 1st box, 1 gun powder in the 2nd box, and 1 sand in the 3rd box. Lastly, in the 3rd row place 1 gun powder in the 1st box, 1 sand in the 2nd box, and 1 gun powder in the 3rd box. This is the Minecraft TNT recipe.

Add Gunpowder And Sand To The Menu

Now that you've added the items to the grid as described above, you'll notice a TNT block in the box on the right.

3. Move The TNT To Your Inventory

Simply drag the TNT down to your inventory so you can use it.

Move The TNT To Your Inventory

That's it! You now have TNT. Minecraft TNT is a block that can be used to initiate a controlled explosion.

How to make TNT in Minecraft

Minecraft TNT Command

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

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

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

Java Edition 1.13 and higher TNT command

/give @p tnt 1

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

/give @p tnt 1 0

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