How to Make a Bucket in Minecraft

How to Make a Bucket in Minecraft

Buckets are very useful equipment in Minecraft which could be used to carry different kinds of liquids and aquatic mobs. Players are unable to carry these liquids without buckets. In this article, we will learn about how to make a bucket in Minecraft.

The Minecraft game has a broad collection of craft-able items that players can create themselves using some simple steps. Some items are very simple but useful for players. They can create these items to make their game a little easier. In this game, each creation has a specific purpose to serve no matter how small it may be.

What is a bucket?

In Minecraft, buckets help to carry or transport different materials such as lava, water, powder snow, milk, Puffer Fish, Tropical Fish, Axolotls, and some other things.

Players can easily carry all these things in the bucket and materials remain preserved in the bucket. The Axolotls are available with the new Caves and Cliffs update that can be moved in buckets.

lava transport with bucket minecraft

Transporting lava with buckets in Minecraft

The buckets of lava and water are used to make Obsidian. You will need a bucket of milk to gather milk from cows and goats. Milk can eliminate the status effects in Minecraft. Buckets are very easy to make. Besides, they are naturally created in some chests present in Dungeons, Woodland Mansions, and Villages.

Given below are the easy steps to create a bucket.

Required materials to make a bucket

Making a bucket in Minecraft requires only a single item. It is the iron ingot. It is not difficult to find and players can easily find it by digging underground. Players will require 3 iron ingots.

Iron Ingots

The iron ingot is one of the most essential items in your Minecraft inventory. Players will need iron ingots to create weapons, tools, mechanisms, armor, and much more products. The iron ingot is not created with the crafting table. It is made with a furnace or a blast furnace.

To make iron ingots, players will need iron ores. You can mine iron ores underground using a Stone Pickaxe. Try finding iron ore blocks. When you collect three iron ore blocks, you will have to smelt them in a furnace or a blast furnace to create iron ingots.


Go near the furnace, add the iron ore blocks and coal into it. You will have to add three iron ores to get three iron ingots. Once ready, add them to your stock.

How to make a bucket (step by step)

Here are the steps to follow to make a bucket in the Minecraft game:

Step 1: Launch the Minecraft game on your PC or mobile.

Step 2: Collect all the required materials to create a bucket in the game. As we said earlier you will need 3 iron ingots to craft 1 bucket in Minecraft.

In case you don’t have iron ingots, you can start by digging the iron ingots. If you already have iron ingots in your inventory, you can simply move forward and go to the next step.

Step 3: Now open the crafting menu. The crafting board will appear with a 3×3 crafting grid to place the crafting materials.

Step 4: Then, add the iron ingots to the 3×3 crafting board. It should have a specific pattern as follows. Add the first iron ingot to the 1st box and the second iron ingot to the 3rd box of the second row.

Place the third iron ingot on the 2nd box of the third row of the crafting table. When you place the iron ingots in the right pattern, you will see an image of the bucket on the right side of the screen.

Step 5: If you already see an image of a bucket on the right side of the crafting table, it means that you have successfully created the bucket.

Step 6: Now take your recently created bucket and move it to your inventory and that’s all. You are done with the process of making a bucket in Minecraft. You just create a bucket.

How to make and use a water bucket

In Minecraft, a water bucket is a useful thing that players use to transport water. To create a water bucker, you will have to make a bucket. The process of making a simple bucket is the same as described above.

Once you created a simple iron bucket, find the water. When you see the water, right click on the water while holding the bucket, it will create a water bucket. Besides, you can also carry lava with the bucket.

Make a bucket without iron

It is not possible to create a bucket without iron but there is a way to get a bucket in Minecraft without iron. Sometimes, a fisherman villager sells cod buckets which come with a bucket. You can use that bucket if you can’t create one. You will also find buckets in village chests, woodland mansion chests, and dungeon chests.


After reading the article, you will know about the making process of a bucket in the Minecraft game. Now you can make a bucket in Minecraft. So, you can use it to carry and store milk, water, lava, and other things.

You can also take a bucket and right click on the patch of lava to make it a bucket of lava. If you use the same bucket on a cow it will become a bucket of milk.