How to Make Concrete in Minecraft

Concrete is a bright building block that is vibrant like wool, but not flammable, unlike wool. Concrete is an awesome block to make creative builds with! But, how do you make it? To make concrete, you have to craft concrete powder, first!

Example of concrete blocks lined up.

Materials Needed

  • 4 sand blocks.
  • 4 gravel blocks.
  • 1 dye of your choosing.

Concrete Powder Crafting Recipe

Crafting recipe for concrete powder.

Turning Concrete Powder into Concrete

Concrete powder needs to come in contact with a body of water. The water cannot be from rain, cauldrons, or water bottles.

Concrete powder outside of water, and concrete in water.

Once you place the concrete powder in water, it will instantly turn to concrete! This will make the block look much less grainy and have a brighter color.

Concrete Powder Physics

Concrete powder behaves like sand and gravel, when you place it on a surface that does not have a block underneath it, the concrete powder will fall. Be careful when building with concrete powder!

Regular concrete is harder, so it will stay put!