Concrete in Minecraft is a much more variable and interesting material to work with. It has more color variety compared to wool, is just as solid, and it’s entirely fire-proof. Use it for all of your building projects to give them a splash of color and some long-lasting life. This guide will talk your through how to make the concrete, and the steps you need to take.
How to make Concrete Powder in Minecraft
The basis for Concrete in Minecraft is the actual powder. Concrete Powder can be crafted in a Crafting Table using four blocks of Sand, four blocks of Gravel, and one Dye of any color. This will take many different forms, and there’s a color of concrete powder for any of the main colors in the vanilla game.
For each recipe for concrete, you need one of any kind of dye. Any color will work. Combine that dye with 4 Sand and 4 Gravel to create your first batch of concrete powder. The next step is the complicated part, and you can get really creative with it. And keep in mind if you’re not in creative mode, you need to use a pickaxe to break concrete blocks.
This recipe creates eight powder of the chosen dye color that you used. Use that powder to make your batches of concrete in Minecraft. Concrete is formed when concrete powder comes into contact with a block of water (source block or flowing). It is not formed by contact with rain, cauldrons or water bottles. So you can’t just place it and wait.
The concrete powder has to come into contact with a water block. You could simply place your concrete powder blocks in the desired design and pour water over it to create it, but where’s the fun in that. If you’re making something more vertical than a flat pixel art piece, this may be where some Redstone creation comes in. Try dropping blocks in order into a body of water or something, get thinking.
No matter what you do, the concrete should immediately harden when you place them into water or otherwise expose them to water.