How to Make Paper in Minecraft


Paper is a resource in Minecraft, which you will mostly need to make books to set up an enchanting room. It’s also used for the creation of maps, fireworks and the cartography table.

Thankfully, it’s super easy and cheap to craft. You might find paper naturally in the game world, as it commonly spawn in Shipwrecks and Village chests. The main ingredient used in the creation of Paper is Sugar Cane.

Below, we’ve put together a quick guide showing you how to create Paper in Minecraft. For more Minecraft Guides & Best-of lists including Seeds and Resource Packs, make sure to check out our dedicated area here

Crafting Paper in Minecraft

To make Paper in Minecraft, you will need to acquire Sugar Cane. Sugar Canes are a block that spawns near water in the game world, and can be collected by simply punching it. Keeping the bottom block of Sugar Cane by the water allows it to grow again, providing an infinite source similar to a Cactus.

Sugar Cane growing by the water

For every 3 Sugar Cane, you will receive 3 pieces of Paper. Open up a crafting table, and place all 3 pieces of Sugar Cane next to each-other in a horizontal layout, similar to the screenshot below.

Recipe for Paper in Minecraft


Repeat this process to get as much paper as you need. Remember to keep planting Sugar Cane by the water so you have an infinite supply.

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Phillip Anderson
Phillip Anderson
Hey, I'm Phillip Anderson! After studying Video Game Design at University, I began writing articles at PwrDown in my free time. I currently play my games on PC, but also own a PS4 & Nintendo Switch. I'm also a VR enthusiast, owning an Oculus Rift S where you might find me playing Beat Saber or Skyrim VR!