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How To Make Concrete In Minecraft In 1 Speedy Minute

How to make concrete
Published 30 June 2022

Concrete was introduced to Minecraft in the 1.12 update years ago. It has 16 different colour variations and is used primarily in building as a decorating tool. We will show you how to make concrete in Minecraft easily.

The reason for this is because the vibrant colour variations that it comes with are similar to other blocks that are also used for decoration such as wool, terracotta & stained clay.

It can provide colourful tones like wool without the risk of catching on fire and the colours are more saturated than the colours you get with terracotta & stained clay.

Concrete is harder to break than standard stone or cobblestone, although it has a much lower blast resistance due to the concretes’ brittle composition.

Quick Guide

Combine your chosen dye colour along with four sand blocks & four gravel blocks in a crafting table as displayed below.

Make concrete in minecraft (red)

How to make concrete in Minecraft – step by step

This is a more detailed step-by-step that will show you not only how to make concrete, but also how to turn concrete into solid blocks so they aren’t affected by gravity, are stronger & look much smoother so they can be used in builds.

Step 1 – Making the concrete

First of all, make sure you’ve gathered all the required ingredients you’ll need to be able to craft the desired amount of concrete you’re hoping to make.

Required ingredients (per block)

  • Dye (Any preferred colour)
  • 4x Sand
  • 4x Gravel

Once you’ve gathered your ingredients, place them in a crafting table as displayed below.

Making concrete powder in minecraft (yellow)

Step 2 – Turning concrete into solid concrete

The process of turning concrete into solid blocks is tedious but if you really want those smooth, solid concrete blocks for building then you’ll need to do it.

Once you’ve created all of your concrete as the previous step explained. You need to find some water. Once you’ve found water, place the concrete in the air above so it falls into the water.

Once the concrete hits the water, it will soak up the water and turn into solid concrete. It will now have a much smoother texture and no longer be affected by gravity.

Note: You can create a tower of concrete above water and continue to mine the bottom block. Concrete will continue to fall until you’ve mined it all as solid concrete.

Once the concrete has gone through this process to turn it into solid concrete, you can’t revert what you’ve done, you’ll be stuck with the solid concrete forever.


Concrete has been used in many builds in Minecraft ever since it was released back in the 1.12 update. It can be used in an unbelievable amount of builds ranging anywhere from complex pixel art containing thousands of blocks to simple coloured paths/walls.

You should now know how to make concrete in Minecraft the easy way as well as the best way to turn it into solid concrete. If you want to check out more of our Minecraft guides, check out the links below.

Do you have a better way of doing things? Or do you have any suggestions for other guides, please don’t hesitate to let us know in the comments!


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