Do you have something to celebrate? Perhaps it’s an anniversary or something you found, built, or crafted. In case you want to express your happiness within Minecraft, we’re teaching you how to make fireworks rockets.
Firework rockets create decorative explosions, just like in real life. But they have another purpose other than the aesthetic. You can use them alongside Elytra to fly, or you can use fireworks as crossbow ammunition.
How to Make Fireworks in Minecraft?
You can get fireworks by crafting them with paper and gunpowder. Notably, in Bedrock’s creative mode, there’re more fireworks available on the inventory—some of which have different colors, explosions, and even some with no explosions.
Step 1: Find Paper and Gunpowder
Let’s start by teaching you about the main ingredients of a rocket. First, there’s paper, which is the result of combining three sugar canes in the Crafting Table.
Sugar canes grow in nearly every biome near any body of water. You’ll commonly find them near rivers and beaches, and you can harvest them with your hands. You can also plant it on dirt, grass, sand, and many other blocks, as long as there’s an adjacent water block.
Lastly, you can find gunpowder in chests from villages, dungeons, and desert temples. Additionally, Creepers drop gunpowder upon death.
Step 2: Craft Firework Rockets
Once you have collected the Paper and gunpowder, you can put these items on the Crafting Grid or the Crafting table—it will produce three rockets.
You can put these rockets on your action bar and use them as any other regular item. It sends to rocket fly for a celebratory explosion.
That’s the basic recipe for primary use, but there’s more to it. You can even use the rockets to fly. More on that later. First, let’s see how you can make rockets with colors.
How to Make Firework Rockets With Colors?
Additionally, you can add colors to the fireworks with dyes, like the pink dye we have discussed before. For this purpose, you have to make a firework star.
A firework star gives color to the firework, and it comes in various colors. The recipe is gunpowder, a die, and a feather, on the crafting table. For example, gunpowder + feather + blue dye for a Blue Borst Firework Star.
Here’re all of the Firework Star recipes:
- Red Burst: Gunpowder + feather + red dye
- Blue Burst: Gunpowder + feather + pink dye
- Cyan Burst: Gunpowder + feather + cyan dye
- Pink Burst: Gunpowder + feather + pink dye
- Lime Burst: Gunpowder + feather + lime dye
- Gray Burst: Gunpowder + feather + gray dye
- White Burst: Gunpowder + feather + white dye
- Brown Burst: Gunpowder + feather + brown dye
- Green Burst: Gunpowder + feather + green dye
- Black Burst: Gunpowder + feather + black dye
- Yellow Burst: Gunpowder + feather + yellow dye
- Magenta Burst: Gunpowder + feather + magenta dye
- Orange Burst: Gunpowder + feather + orange dye
After you craft a Firework Star, you can put the Firework Star alongside one gunpowder and one paper on the Crafting Table to get a colored firework rocket.
That said, Chickens and parrots drop feathers upon death, and you may also find feathers in Shipwreck chests.
Aside from giving the firework a basic color, you can also craft rockets that explode in shapes (like circles and stars).
You need to craft another type of Firework Star, which would be the result of the mixing of gunpowder, an item (particular for each shape), and a dye. For example, gunpowder + a Creeper Head + a lime dye creates a lime Creeper-shaped Firework Star.
Here’re all of the special Firework Star recipes you have:
- Star-Shaped Firework Star: Gold Nugget + gunpower+ dye of any color
- Creeper-Shaped Firework Star: Creeper Head + gunpowder + dye of any color
- Small Ball Firework Star: Gunpowder + dye of any color. You can add Twinkle or Trail for additional effects}
- Large Ball Firework Star: Gunpowder + dye of any color+ Fire Charge
- Red, White, and Blue Creeper-Shaped Firework Star: Gunpowder + Creeper Head + white dye + red dye + blue dye
- Red, White, and Blue Star-Shaped Firework Star: Gunpowder + Iron Nugget+ white dye + red dye + blue dye
- Red, White, and Blue Small Ball Firework Star: Gunpowder + white dye + red dye + blue dye
- Red, White, and Blue Large Ball Firework Star: Gunpowder + Fire Charge + white dye + red dye + blue dye
Then, you can mix the gunpowder with paper and one of the special Firework Stars to create a Firework Rocket with a shape and a color.
Also, you can mix and match various Firework Stars (with different colors and shapes) with three gunpowder and a paper for extra special rockets.
Finally, put these colored and shaped rockets on your action bar, and use them as you use any other item.
How to Fly With Firework Rockets?
The first thing you’d need is to craft a rocket with:
- 1 paper
- 3 gunpowder
That way, you’d extend the duration the rocket offers to fly.
Elytras are end-game wings. You can find the item in End Cities’ treasure rooms, in the Nether Realm.
These go into your chest-plate slot. Equipping it allows you to fly by pressing the jump key while falling. You can then aim your view to steer the movement, but you will lose altitude and speed over time.
If you wear a firework rocket and use it as you fly with the Elytra, you can extend the flying time. However, in survival mode, flying too fast can damage and eventually kill the character.
A firework rocket with three gunpowders will extend the duration of the flight much longer than a firework rocket with a single gunpowder.
How to Use Firework Rockets as Crossbow Ammo?
Some people would call it a “Rocket Launcher,” but it’s simply a matter of shooting fireworks with a crossbow. You can do it with a regular one, but we recommend adding nice enchantments like Multishoot to the ranged weapon.
The damage you will deal with the rocket increases with the amount of Firework Stars you add to the rocket. For example, a high-damage rocket you can craft has the following recipe:
- 7 Red Sarge Ball Firework Star (1 gunpowder + 1 red dye per each one)
- 1 paper
- 1 gunpowder
Alternatively, you may craft a rocket with a longer range by placing 3 gunpowders and one paper on the Crafting Table. You can then fill the remaining slots with Firework Stars.
Then, to fire the firework rocket with the crossbow, equip the firework on your offhand and the weapon on your main hand. Then, hold the right-click to load up the rocket (or the build/place button), and press the regular attack button to shoot.