Howdy everybody, in this post I’m going to be going over how to make fireworks in minecraft and some of the other aspects! The aspects I’ll be going over are going to be how to make fireworks, the variety of effects you can create with those fireworks, and finally a few fireworks of my own design. Also, remember that on Empire Minecraft, fireworks aren’t used up when fired! This means once you create a really nice firework for yourself, you can use it as much as you want!
Basics of How to Make Fireworks In Minecraft
The process of crafting fireworks is relatively easy, if you know the recipes. Basically, one needs to craft a firework star then combine that star with gunpowder and paper to make a firework rocket. The firework star recipe will determine shape, colors, effect, and aftereffects. Once you have the star, changing the amount of gunpowder combined with that star to make the final rocket will determine the height of the rocket, or how high it flies before popping. Here’s the basic recipe for a blue firework.
After crafting the star, simply combine it with 1 piece of paper and up to 3 pieces of gunpowder.
Each additional piece of gunpowder makes the firework go higher, with one piece of gunpowder going up around 10 blocks. Note that the gunpowder must be separated for this to work, like such…
You can combine up to 7 different stars together, filling the 3×3 crafting window, creating the capability for some pretty beautiful fireworks!
Once that firework goes flying, there are 5 types of explosions and 3 types of aftereffects. Any of the 16 Minecraft dye colors can be used, of course. Up to 8 colors can be part of the initial explosion, and another 8 colors can be part of the fade, one of the aftereffect explosions. To keep this brief, I’ll simply put what the effect is, what it looks like, and how to craft it for each section. Lets start with explosion types!
These first 5 will be effects created by changing up the recipe of the firework star.
Standard – base recipe, gunpowder + dye
Creeper Head Explosion – add a head
-note that any head can be used here, it does not need to be a creeper head-
Star Explosion – add a gold nugget
Burst Explosion – add a feather (maybe not, after seeing how bad this looks :P)
Large Explosion – add a fire charge
These next 3 will be aftereffects. The first one simply requires you to add a dye to a completed firework star. Doing this will make the firework fade from the color of the firework star to the color you added it. For example, adding green dye to this red firework star…
will make a firework that starts like this…
…and fades to this!
Remember that you can use up to 8 colors for both the initial explosion and the fading colors!
You can add a piece glowstone dust or a diamond like this…
…if wanted, when making the star to have the following effects:
Final Notes and Cool Combos
I wrote this post mainly for those that may not know all the aspects of fireworks, and so I’m sure at least a portion of this information is likely already common knowledge to some. So for those of you that already knew most of this, I’ll write down and show a few nice fireworks! They won’t be anything spectacular, but I like them so they’re going here!
Some of my favorite fireworks are the ones that either start as one color and fade to a variety, or start as a colorful and fade to unity. Here’s 2 examples.
Star recipe: Red dye, blue dye, cyan dye, light green dye, green dye, pink dye, fire charge, gunpowder. Combine this star with yellow dye and use the final star to make a firework!
Star recipe: Yellow dye, fire charge, gunpowder. Combine this star with red dye, blue dye, cyan dye, light green dye, green dye, and pink dye. Use final star to make a firework!
This firework uses 2 stars, combine them when making the final rocket.
Star 1: Purple dye, pink dye, fire charge, gunpowder.
Star 2: Red dye, gunpowder.
Here’s something cool you can get when you combine a ton of stars (my favorite)
Star 1: Pink Star 2: Light green Star 3: Yellow Star 4: Magenta Star 5: Green Star 6: Cyan Star 7: Light blue
Add a fire charge when making each of those stars, and gunpowder obviously 🙂
This one uses 2 stars…
Star 1: White dye, fire charge, gunpowder.
Star 2: Creeper head, blue dye, green dye, pink dye, light green dye, gunpowder.
For a final fun note, check this out :P. A delayed smack by a slime block will send a firework flying while it’s heading up, resulting in a cool looking launch that can be used in fireworks displays!
Thanks for reading, and suggest any guides or general posts that you might like to see in the comments 🙂