How to Make A Lantern in Minecraft

This Minecraft tutorial explains How to Make A Lantern in Minecraft with detailed screenshots and step-by-step instructed process.

Often Minecraft is a game that moves in the dark! How many times does it happen to be in a huge cave even far below the ground and not be able to see a pipe? In these cases, it is essential to have something at hand that can shed light and maybe make us find our way home. For this we can use a Lantern. The lantern is really very useful because it is easy to carry, it can be placed practically anywhere, you can attach it to a chain and it really makes a lot of light! It is also often beautiful to use to decorate a newly built house and give that extra touch of warmth that is often lacking! In short, it is a versatile element that is very useful and essential.

Think in how many places it is needed! From the kitchen to the living room, in battle or while searching for hidden treasures! It seems absurd but it is one of those most underestimated tools because it is often pitch dark! After all, the materials needed to obtain it are few and very easy to find. So it is really important to get a lantern right away before staying in the dark. In this guide I will show you how to make a lantern in a few simple steps. You will soon realize how easy it is to build it and you will immediately enjoy it. Let’s not wait yet and let’s get started right away!

Required Materials to create a Lantern:

Image Name Quantity
Iron Nuggets 8
Torch 1

Creating a Lantern is very simple: you can choose get it from nature in survival mode, so follow the first option. If you are in creative mode, go directly to the second option.


  1. Open the workbench grid

First, lay a workbench along the ground and right-click on it. A crafting grid similar to the one you see in the photo will open for you:

All you have to do is place the different materials inside the grid squares in the right order.

  1. Place the materials in the fabrication grid

Now you have to insert the necessary materials in the right order that I indicate: first place the torch in the central square of the manufacturing grid; finally fill all the other remaining squares with the iron nuggets! Follow this figure exactly:

In this way you will see a Lantern appear in the small square on the right! Isn’t it fantastic?

  1. Collect the item

Now you just have to click on the Lantern and drag it to your inventory so you can use it when you need light! Really easy!


You can easily find a Lantern, if you are in creative mode, in the “Decoration Blocks” section