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How to make a cauldron in Minecraft

Cauldrons are one of Minecraft’s many items but they have several interesting and unique uses. This blog post will highlight those uses, as well as all the ways to obtain a cauldron.

Method 1 (Finding)

1. Locate a village, woodland mansion, igloo, or witch hut.
2. Find a cauldron within the structure you have found, and break it with a pickaxe! (Beware as many of these structures have dangerous mobs that guard the precious items within!)

Method 2 (Crafting)

1. Obtain seven iron ingots.
2. Place these ingots in a crafting table in a "U" formation and craft the cauldron. Done!

Uses of Cauldrons in Minecraft

Cauldrons have several important uses. They can be used to hold potions, water, lava and several other liquids. Below is a list of several specific uses.

Tipped Arrows (Bedrock Only)

In the Bedrock edition of Minecraft, you can fill a cauldron with a potion and right click the arrows onto the cauldron. The potion effects will be transferred to the arrows. This method is much more cost efficient than crafting tipped arrows manually.

Dyed Water (Bedrock Only)

In the Bedrock edition of Minecraft, you can fill a cauldron with water and then dye it with a certain color. You can use this feature to do extremely interesting things, such as dying leather armor!


By placing water or lava above a dripstone block, the liquid will drip through the dripstone and fall to the ground. If you place a cauldron below the dripstone, it will collect the water or lava. Interesting feature!

Powdered Snow

If you place a cauldron in snowing weather, it will collect the snow. Once the cauldron is full, you can use a bucket to pick up the snow as powdered snow!
If you liked this blogpost, learn how to get brown dye in Minecraft and what pigs eat in Minecraft.
If you are interested in more Minecraft content, checkout our Minecraft glossary, what horses eat in Minecraft, how to get scutes,how to get a barrier block, making pumpkin pie, villagers opening doors, getting Acacia wood, and our blogpost on how to kill mobs in Minecraft. You might also like our blogpost on Minecraft Player-vs-Player mode of gameplay. Also checkout and participate in Kodeclik's Minecraft Settlement Creation contest. Also learn about Minecraft MLG.
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