How to Make Paper in Minecraft

Nutan Lele
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<div class="paragraphs"><p>Here is how to make paper in Minecraft and its uses.</p></div>
Here is how to make paper in Minecraft and its uses.


Paper is essential in making maps, books and in turn enchanting tables.
Here is how to make paper in Minecraft and its uses.

Paper is a crafted item that is quite useful in Minecraft. It was added to the game in Alpha and is used to make empty maps, books, banner patterns, and cartography tables. Books are an essential component in creating an Enchanting Table. Let’s look at how to make paper in Minecraft and its uses.

How to make paper in Minecraft

Paper can be found in chests in villages, shipwrecks, and strongholds. In Bedrock Edition, novice-level librarian and cartographer villagers will trade you 24 units of paper for an emerald. If you want to make paper, you’ll need three units of sugarcane to produce three units of paper.

Use three units of Sugarcane to make paper in Minecraft.

Sugarcane is usually found along riverbanks and beaches but it grows throughout the Overworld.

Sugarcane grows near&nbsp;

You can also plant sugarcane and grow it in a variety of blocks adjacent to water or waterlogged blocks:

  • Grass block

  • Dirt

  • Coarse dirt

  • Rooted dirt

  • Podzol

  • Mycelium

  • Sand

  • Red sand

  • Moss block

  • Mud 

In the Bedrock Edition, bone meal can be used to instantly grow sugar cane to three blocks. Only one bone meal is consumed. Unfortunately, this doesn’t work in the Java edition.

How to use paper in Minecraft

Paper is used to make empty maps in Minecraft. Maps are essential to documenting the landscape around you and making sure you don’t get lost in the massive world of the game. To make a map, you’ll need 9 units of paper. You can also modify the map into a locator map by placing a compass in the middle slot. 

Maps are handy to get around the vast world of Minecraft.

Paper is also used to make books along with leather which can be used to make an enchanting table, used to enchant all tools, armor and gear. Paper is also used to craft firework rockets useful for boosting when flying with elytra and as ammunition in crossbows. In Minecraft's Bedrock edition, you can use paper to make banner patterns for decorating using looms.

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Nutan is experienced with content across various FPS, MOBA, and BR titles for both PC and mobile gaming. Basically, she's a Jill of all trades. As the former captain of an all-woman esports team, her roots lie firmly in PC gaming but she does enjoy that one map in Call of Duty: Mobile.