How to Craft a Brush in Minecraft

Abhimannu Das
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How to Craft a Brush in Minecraft

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Players need to craft a brush in Minecraft to unearth pottery shards from ancient blocks.
The brush is available in the 1.19.4 Pre-release update and will be permanently added in version 1.20.
Players need a feather, a stick and a copper ingot to craft a brush in Minecraft.

Archaeology is finally coming to Minecraft 1.20 and there is a lot of new content to explore. If you want to uncover the secrets in the upcoming update, you need to get your hands on a brush. The trusty tool will let you dust ancient blocks (suspicious sand) to unearth pottery shards. Here is how you can craft a brush in Minecraft 1.20 or in the 1.19.4 Pre-release update.

Minecraft 1.20 Brush materials 

To craft a brush in Minecraft, here’s what you need: 

  • 1 Feather

  • 1 Stick

  • 1 Copper Ingot 

  • Crafting Table

There are countless ways to craft feathers in Minecraft including looting chests and cat gifts. Killing a chicken is the best way to get a feather as chickens spawn naturally in common biomes that have grass. 

To get a copper ingot you need to find copper ore blocks that spawn in the underground. If you use a pickaxe on the blocks you will get raw copper. By smelting raw copper in the furnace, you will be able to get copper ingots.

Once you have the necessary items, you can put them on the crafting table to craft a brush. Brushes are currently not craftable unless you have the 1.19.4 Pre-release update. If you do not want to play the beta, you will be able to craft and use brushes after the 1.20 update releases later this year.

How to use brushes in Minecraft 1.20 Archaeology update 

Players need to find dig sites where they can uncover new treasures. The Desert Temples are prime locations for digging up Suspicious Sand. Once you craft a Brush and use it on Suspicious sand blocks, you will discover whatever is hidden inside the sand. 

Items that are discoverable inside Suspicious Sand include pottery shards and random items. These pottery shards can have different items and you can connect four of them to create a decorative pot. Each of the patterns depicts a unique ancient story that you can discover once the 1.20 update drops. 


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Abhimannu is a PC esports writer at AFK Gaming. With over seven years of experience in esports journalism, he has worked on a myriad of games and their ecosystems including Valorant, Overwatch and Apex Legends.