How to Make a Target Block in Minecraft

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In the Nether Update of Minecraft, target block is a new type of block which was introduced. This block permits you to be able to test your aiming skills by using projectiles like snowballs, eggs, tridents and more.

Now, you may want to know how to be able to make a target block in Minecraft. This thing is important for you to know so that here we will inform you how to make it.


The first thing that you have to know is the materials. There are some materials that you are able to use to craft a target block. What are they? Here they are.

  • 4 Redstone Dust
  • 1 Hay Bale

Now, how to craft or make a target block in Survival mode or Minecraft? Here are the steps that you are able to follow.

  • First, you have to open your crafting table so that you will have the 3×3 crafting grid.
  • Then, you have to add items to make a target block. To do this, you will see a crafting area in your crafting menu which is made up of a 3×3 crafting grid. To make a target block, you have to put 4 redstone dust and 1 hay bale in the 3×3 crafting grid. When you are making a target block, you have to put the materials in the exact pattern. You have to put 1 redstone dust in the second box of the first row. Then, in the second row, you have to put 1 redstone dust in the first box, 1 hay bale in the second box and 1 redstone dust in the third box. In the third row, you have to put 1 redstone dust in the second box. Why should we put them like this? It is because it is the Minecraft crafting recipe for a target block. If you have put the correct pattern/ recipe in the crafting area correctly, then the target block will appear in the box to the right.
  • If you have crafted a target block, you have to move the new item to your inventory.
  • Now, you have successfully made a target block in Minecraft.

You need to know that there are some versions of Minecraft which do not provide a target block so that you may not be able to find it. So, you can check the availability of a target block in the list below.

  • Java Edition (PC/ Mac) : supported (1.16)
  • Pocket Edition (PE) : supported (1.16.0)
  • Xbox 360 : not supported
  • Xbox One : supported (1.16.0)
  • PS3 : not supported
  • PS4 : supported (1.16.0)
  • Wii U : not supported
  • Nintendo Switch : supported (1.16.0)
  • Windows 10 Edition : supported (1.16.0)
  • Education Edition: not supported

Now, you have known how to make a target block. So, you are able to open Minecraft on your device now and try to make a target block by following the steps that we have explained above.

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