How To Make Concrete In Minecraft

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This post was last updated on September 1, 2023

Concrete is a strong and appealing block to build and use in Minecraft. It makes a perfect decorative building block thanks to the range of colors and clean look.

This guide tells you everything you need to know about how to make concrete in Minecraft and tells you how to make other colors. If you want to make concrete fast – you’ve come to the right place!

How to Make Concrete in Minecraft

Making concrete in Minecraft survival is relatively easy and requires minimal resources.

First, you need to understand there are two stages in the crafting process for concrete blocks.

  1. Craft concrete powder blocks
  2. Place the powder blocks, and get them wet with a water block to turn concrete powder blocks into solid blocks.

Let’s look at these stages in more detail.

How to Make Concrete Powder in Minecraft

How to Make Concrete Powder in Minecraft

The precursor to solid concrete blocks is concrete powder.

To create concrete powder you just need four sand blocks, four gravel blocks, and one dye of your choice.

There is no specific placement crafting grid pattern for these ingredients. You can pop them on your crafting table however you choose.

Turning Concrete Powder into Solid Concrete

Turning Concrete Powder into Solid Concrete

After you’ve made concrete powder, there’s one final step to convert it to solid concrete – just add water!

To transform the rough, sandy concrete block into solid concrete, it needs to come into contact with water. This could either be flowing water, or a water source block.

It has to be actual water though, things like water bottles or rain won’t do the trick.

The water only has to touch one face of the concrete powder for it to solidify – it can be any face.

Using a bucket of water will be the easiest way to turn your concrete powder into a solid concrete block.

Concrete Physics and Mechanics

Concrete and concrete powder have some interesting mechanics.

  • Concrete powder blocks are affected by gravity, just like sand and gravel.
    This means the blocks automatically fall to the floor whenever they’re placed.
  • A solid block of concrete has a higher hardness rating than stone, although a lower blast resistance. This makes it pretty durable against mining, although it won’t fair too well against explosions.
  • Unlike wool, both types of concrete are fireproof.
  • Rain, splash potions, or water bottles won’t solidify the concrete, it has to come into contact with a water block.
  • You won’t find concrete anywhere in the natural Minecraft world.

Making Colored Concrete in Minecraft

Concrete powder can be colored with any 1 of the 16 available dye colors.

16 dye colors

You can either find or craft any of the available dye colors in Minecraft.

How to Make White Concrete in Minecraft

To make white concrete powder, simply mix four gravel and four sand with one white dye.

White dye is made from either bone meal or lily of the valley flowers. Simply put one on your crafting table and you’ll get the option to make white dye

How to Make Red Concrete Powder in Minecraft

Red concrete powder is made with red dye, four gravel, and four sand.

Red dye is made from either a beetroot, poppy, red tulip or rose bush.

How to Make Black Concrete Powder in Minecraft

You can turn concrete powder black with black dye, which is made from an ink sac or a wither rose.

Just mix the black with four sand and four gravel.

You will need to hunt down some squids to find ink sacs if you want to make black concrete.

How to Make Any Other Concrete Powder Colors

Here are the other color options, and what materials you need to make the dye.

  • Light gray = gray dye + white dye
  • Gray = white + black dye
  • Orange = red + white dye
  • Yellow = dandelion or sunflower
  • Lime green = green + white dye
  • Light blue = blue + white dye. Or a blue orchid
  • Cyan = Blue + green dye
  • Blue = One lapis lazuli or cornflower
  • Purple = Blue + red dye
  • Magenta = allium or lilac, or red + white + blue
  • Pink = Pink tulip or peony
  • Brown = Cocoa beans


Now you know how to make concrete in Minecraft you’ll be able to create some fun and exciting builds!

Concrete blocks are one of the game’s most versatile and useful materials and make it easy to bring some color to your creations.

It’s time for you to craft concrete powder like a pro!


How Do I Get Concrete in Minecraft?

To get concrete, first, you need to make concrete powder (made from 4 sand, 4 gravel, and 1 dye). Then place the powder block and get it to come into contact with water.

How to Make Dyes in Minecraft?

To make dyes in Minecraft you just need to find the relevant ingredient. You can find instructions for every color in the guide above.

How to Make Concrete Slab in Minecraft?

There are no concrete slabs in Minecraft today. These types of blocks have not been added to the game – you’ll have to try something else.