How to Craft a Dry Sponge in Minecraft

Abhimannu Das
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How to Craft a Dry Sponge in Minecraft

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Sponges in Minecraft to remove water from other objects, create Redstone contraptions, and for decorative purposes.
We will go over the best ways to acquire Wet Sponge and craft Dry Spone in Minecraft using a furnace.
The best way to get a hold of wet sponges is by visiting ocean monuments.

In Minecraft, a sponge is a block that can be placed to remove water from other objects. You can also turn it into a wet sponge, which can be smelted. Sponges are typically found in ocean monuments and wet sponges from elder guardians. The easiest way to get sponges is from ocean monuments that can generate sponge rooms with around 30 wet sponges each. If you need to dry wet sponges, you can simply place them near the Nether or use a furnace to dry them. If you are wondering how to craft a dry sponge in Minecraft, we have a step-by-step guide below to help you out.

Crafting a Dry Sponge in Minecraft

To craft a Dry Sponge in Minecraft, here’s what you need to do: 

  1. Open the furnace menu

  2. Add coal to the upper box

  3. Add Wet Sponges and turn on the fire

  4. Let the sponge dry

  5. Remove the items

If you don’t have any Wet Sponges, you need to go to an ocean monument.

What are Sponges used for in Minecraft?

Absorbing Water: When placed in contact with a water source block, a sponge will absorb the water and turn into a wet sponge. It can absorb water from a limited range, clearing out water blocks in the surrounding area. Wet sponges can be dried by placing them in a furnace, turning them back into regular sponges.

Underwater Building: Sponges are particularly useful for underwater construction. By using a sponge, you can remove water from an area, allowing you to build or create structures without being hindered by water.

Redstone Contraptions: Sponges can be used to create interesting redstone contraptions. When a sponge absorbs water, it triggers a block update, which can be used to activate redstone circuits and mechanisms.

Decorative Purposes: Sponges can also be used for decorative purposes. They can be used to create unique patterns or designs on floors, walls, or ceilings. They can be dyed using a crafting table or a cauldron, providing even more customization options.

Removing Potion Effects: Holding a sponge in your hand and right-clicking will remove any potion effects you currently have active.

That is all you need to know about crafting and using sponges in Minecraft. For more content, check out our guide on how to play Minecraft for free. We also have a guide on how to download the Minecraft 1.20 APK if you have not tried the new update yet.


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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.