Shovel in minecraft

How to Make a Shovel in Minecraft

If you’re just starting in Minecraft, a shovel is one of the first tools you’ll want to make. Shovels help dig up dirt, sand, and gravel and can make your building projects go much more smoothly. Here’s how to make a shovel in Minecraft:

Step 1: Gather Materials

The first step to making a shovel is gathering the needed materials. You’ll need two sticks and one material for the shovel head. The material you use will determine the durability and effectiveness of the shovel. Here are the materials you can use, listed in order from least to most durable:

  1. Wood
  2. Stone/Cobblestone
  3. Iron
  4. Gold
  5. Diamond

You can find wood by punching trees, and you can find other materials by mining them. Make sure you have the appropriate tool for the material you’re mining, or it will take much longer and may yield no results.

Gather Materials

Step 2: Open the Crafting Table

Once you have your materials, it’s time to open the crafting table. To make a crafting table, you’ll need four wooden planks. Arrange them in a square shape in your inventory crafting grid, and you’ll get a crafting table. Place the crafting table on the ground by right-clicking and then right-clicking on it to open the crafting interface.

Open the Crafting Table

Step 3: Arrange Materials

In the crafting interface, you’ll see a 3×3 grid. This is where you’ll arrange your materials to make a shovel. Place two sticks in the middle column of the grid, and then place your material for the shovel head in the top row of the left-hand column. The image below shows an example of how to arrange the materials for a wooden shovel:

Arrange Materials

Step 4: Retrieve Your Shovel

Once you’ve arranged your materials in the crafting grid, you’ll see a shovel icon appear in the result box. Click on the shovel to retrieve it, which will be added to your inventory. You can now equip it in your Hotbar and use it to dig up dirt, sand, and gravel.

Retrieve Your Shovel


Making a shovel in Minecraft is a simple process that can make your gameplay much more accessible. By gathering the necessary materials and using a crafting table, you can create a shovel in just a few steps. Remember that the material you use for the shovel head will affect its durability and effectiveness, so choose wisely based on your needs. With your new shovel in hand, you’ll be able to dig up resources and create amazing builds in no time.


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