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Minecraft is now almost ten years old. In its early days, the light sources were limited, and the players used to rely upon torches and Jack o Lanterns. Since then, the light sources have evolved considerably, and now, there are plenty. One of those light sources in Minecraft now is a lantern. Not only is it used to illuminate your base or mines, but it can also keep the mobs away. But how would you make it?
Crafting a lantern requires you to have one torch and eight iron nuggets as raw materials in your inventory. To make one, go to your 3×3 crafting grid. Drag and place the torch right in the center of the grid and place the eight iron nuggets around the torch. This way, no square will be vacant. There you have it; you have successfully crafted a lantern.
The lantern is among the most luminous items in the games, and many players prefer to craft it because they can use lanterns as a light source and decoration pieces in their structures. It looks decent when you hang it from a post or the ceiling. Making a lantern is not difficult but requires you to have the specific ingredients & basic knowledge of crafting. Let’s learn how to make a lantern.
How to Make a Lantern in Minecraft
A lantern has now become one of the essential things in Minecraft. They have a light level of 15, which is more than most of the light sources. This unique quality makes them crucial to have in the Creative or Survival mode.
First of all, you need to collect or craft the items required to make a lantern. The raw materials include:
- One Torch
- Eight Iron Nuggets
Here is how you should be able to make a lantern in Minecraft.
1. Crafting A Torch
The materials you need to craft a torch are one piece of stick and one piece of coal. First, convert the pieces of logs into wooden planks by placing the logs in your crafting grid. Use the planks to make sticks by making use of the crafting grid again.
Once you have made the sticks, collect or mine a piece of coal. For that, you will need a pickaxe. To make a pickaxe, use planks and sticks in the crafting GUI. Collect the pickaxe you have crafted and venture out among the stone blocks. You will find an abundance of coal right there. Mine & collect a piece of coal.
Remember that you can use the wooden pickaxe to mine only coal. You’ll have to mine all other ores with an iron or stone pickaxe.
Now that you have all the ingredients to make a torch go to your crafting table. Place one piece of the coal that you have in the center square of the crafting grid. Now place the wooden stick in the square underneath the coal. Now you have crafted a torch. Drag it in your inventory.
2. Crafting Iron Nuggets
You have already crafted a torch. Now you need eight Iron Nuggets. To have them, go to your crafting grid and place one iron ingot in the center square of the grid. The iron ingot will turn into nine-iron nuggets. Drag them to your inventory.
3. Creating A Lantern
We need to craft a lantern after getting all the required ingredients and items. Go to your 3×3 crafting grid. Place the torch in the center square of the table. Surround it with the eight iron nuggets that you have in such a way that no square should be empty (one in each square).
There you go, you have just crafted a lantern. Drag it and place it in your inventory.
How to Craft a Lantern in Java Edition (PC/Mac)
You can make a lantern by using the same process and ingredients (one torch & eight iron nuggets) in Minecraft Java Edition (PC/Mac) (v1.14).
How To Craft A Lantern In Windows 10
Place the items, one torch, and eight iron nuggets in the crafting grid, and you should be able to get a lantern in Minecraft Windows 10 version (v1.14) as well.
How To Craft A Lantern In Pocket Edition (PE)
You can use the same process to make a lantern here as well. You will be using one torch and eight iron nuggets in Minecraft Pocket Edition (PE) (v1.10.0).
How To Craft A Lantern In PS Editions
Lantern is not available on PS3. However, it is available in PS4 (v1.90), and you can craft it through the same method.
How To Craft A Lantern In Xbox Editions
Unfortunately, the lantern is not available in Xbox 360 version. It is available on Xbox One (v.1.10.0) and you can craft it using one torch and eight iron nuggets.
How To Craft A Lantern In Nintendo
You can use the same ingredients to craft a lantern in Nintendo Switch Edition (v.1.10.0).
How To Craft A Lantern In Education Edition
Lantern is available in Education Edition (v.1.12.0). Use one torch and eight iron nuggets in a crafting grid to make a lantern.
What Does a Lantern Do In Minecraft?
A lantern is one of the best sources of light in Minecraft. You can use it all around your base or structures to light them up.
Additionally, lanterns work as great decoration pieces as they have a very appealing and aesthetic look. You can hang them from the walls or place them on blocks for artistic visual appearances.
How to Use a Lantern in Minecraft?
You can hang the lantern from the walls after connecting them to the chains. However, it is not possible to attach them to the walls from the side. You can also place them on a surface.
When you place a lantern below a block, it will appear as if they are hanging. Lanterns can connect to the chains seamlessly.