How to Make a Lantern in Minecraft?

Want to make a lantern in Minecraft?

Crafting items in Minecraft is not hard if you know the ingredients.

If you want to make an item that’ll decorate your place. You should make a lantern.

It is easy to make and looks very decent when hanging on the wall.

In this article, I’ll show you how to make a lantern in Minecraft step-by-step with pictures.

Lanterns in Minecraft

Where do you find lanterns in Minecraft?

Lanterns are decorative blocks that emit light. It can be crafted easily. Naturally, they can be found on the lamp post in some villages.

Can you break a lantern Minecraft?

Breaking a Lantern with a pickaxe, a Lantern will drop itself. Without pickaxe, it drops nothing.


A lantern is available in the following versions of Minecraft:

Platform Supported (Version*)
Java Edition (PC/Mac) Java Edition (PC/Mac) Yes (1.14)
Pocket Edition (PE) Pocket Edition (PE) Yes (1.10.0)
Xbox 360 Xbox 360 No
Xbox One Xbox One Yes (1.10.0)
PS3 PS3 No
PS4 PS4 Yes (1.90)
Wii U Wii U No
Nintendo Switch Nintendo Switch Yes (1.10.0)
Windows 10 Edition Windows 10 Edition Yes (1.10.0)
Education Edition Education Edition Yes (1.12.0)


A Lantern requires a pickaxe to harvest, otherwise, it will drop nothing.

Tool This block requires a Wooden Pickaxe to be mined
Hardness 3.5
Breaking time
Default 17.5
Wood 2.65
Stone 1.35
Iron 0.9
Diamond 0.7
Netherite 0.6
Gold 0.45

Required Things to make a Lantern in Minecraft

As I said it’s easy to make we only need two things to make a lantern.

  • 8 Iron nuggets
  • 1 torch


Make Iron nuggets

First, you have to make iron ingots. If you  don’t know how to make iron ingots see this article How to make a compass in Minecraft


  • Open the Crafting Menu
  • In the center square, place an Iron Ingot. Players must remember to place the Iron Ingot in the center of the crafting 3×3 grid.
  • An Iron Nugget will appear in the box to the right.
  • Move the Iron Nugget to the Inventory.


Make a Torch to make lantern in Minecraft

To make a torch place a stick in the center and place coal directly above a stick in the crafting area of your crafting table to make four torches.


If you don’t know how to make a crafting table check this article How to make a paper in Minecraft

Make Lantern in Minecraft

Now to make a lantern, open the crafting table and place the iron nuggets and torch exactly as shown in the picture below.


Hope this article helps you in making a Lantern.

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