How to Make Custom Fireworks in Minecraft

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Do you want to make a spectacular show in Minecraft? If you want to see something spectacular, you are able to make fireworks. Fireworks can be created by using some materials in the crafting table. Even, you are able to customize the fireworks that you want to make by choosing certain materials.

In Minecraft, there are some different types of fireworks that you are able to make. Those are small ball, burst, large ball, star-shaped, and creeper-shaped fireworks and you can make them in various colors. The material which determines the types and color of your fireworks is a firework star which you craft. So, you are able to make an orange small ball firework, blue small firework, green small ball firework, magenta small ball firework and many other types and colors of fireworks.


Do you know how to make it and what materials that you need? Here they are.

How to Make a Custom Fireworks

If you want to make a custom fireworks, you have to choose what type and colors of fireworks that you want to make.

  • First step, you need to craft the firework star. You have to do that by combining a dye with gunpowder in your crafting grid. If you use items other than dyes, like a head, nugget, feather, or fire charges, it will also work and create a different explosion effect.
  • After crafting a firework star, then you have to craft the firework rocket by combining your firework star with 1 piece of paper, and 1 gunpowder in your crafting grid. Using up to 3 separate pieces of gunpowder is allowed. The more items that you add, the higher your fireworks will shoot into the sky.
  • Now, you are able to shoot your firework rocket into the sky.  You can do that by pointing up and clicking on the firework item in your inventory to shoot it into the sky.

You are able to watch some videos about making a custom firework below on Youtube to guide you.

  • A video of Minecraft Scorpion entitled Minecraft Tutorial: How To Make Custom Fireworks | 1.4.7 & 1.5.
  • A video of HiFolksImAdam entitled Custom Coloured Fireworks! – Minecraft.
  • A video of DanTDM entitled Minecraft|Custom Fireworks!| Mod Showcase/ Tutorial [1.4.7]

Making The Fireworks Star

As explained above, if you want to make a custom fireworks, a fireworks star is the thing which determines it. For example, you want to make a magenta small firework, then you have to make a magenta small ball firework. You can do that in the crafting table by adding a gunpowder and 1 magenta dye. The recipe is:

  • In the first row, you have to put 1 gunpowder in the first box and 1 magenta dye in the second box.

If you want to make special effects, you can add additional items such as diamond or glowstone dust when crafting the firework star.  If you have filled the crafting table, then the firework star will appear. This firework star is able to be used as an ingredient to make a firework rocket that makes fireworks in the shape of a small ball that has magenta color.

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