How to make glass in Minecraft?

Minecraft is a sandbox game that relies heavily on the players’ creativity to build things and equipment. Players often want to flaunt their base by decorating it with different things to make it look more presentable.

Now, the question arises do you need glass in Minecraft for decorating?

Yes, glass is a building block in Minecraft that can be used for decorating and trading with villagers to get emerald. Glass can also be used as a beacon. Want to protect your base? Use the glass to do so.

Therefore, glass has many uses and if you don’t know how to make glass in Minecraft, then read along.

Items needed to make glass:

You simply have to collect two items to make glass in Minecraft which are:

Required ItemsQuantityImage
Sand Block One sand-block

How to make glass in Minecraft?

Now you know the materials need to make glass. So let’s proceed to the crafting of glass:

  • Step 1: Go to the furnace and open the furnace menu as shown above.

  • Step 2: Place the sand block, and coal in the furnace as shown above. Here coal will be used as a fuel to melt and craft the sand block.
  • Step 3: You will see the glass block on the right once the smelting is finished. You can now move the glass to your inventory and use it as you please.

Some people find it troubling to get a stone block in Minecraft. So let’s take a look at sand mining.

Places to mine a sand block

Sand is mostly found in the desert biome and can be mined easily. There are no dangers in mining the sand from the desert. Just take care of the fact that the sand blocks follow gravitational force so if you are standing under a sand block you will suffocate and die as the sand block will fall upon you.

Other places where sand can be found in the seashores and also the ocean floors. Mining the sand from the ocean floor would be more difficult as your helmet will require affinity mending which helps you to increase the oxygen levels under the water so that you don’t drown and die.

How to mine sand in Minecraft?

All you need is a shovel for sand mining. However, shovel is not easily available in minecraft.

So let us look at the process of making a shovel in Minecraft.

  • Step 1: Collect two sticks and a wooden plank for making a shovel.
  • Step 2: Open the crafting table and place the sticks and shovel as shown in the image above.
  • Step 3: The resultant block on the right will be the shovel. Move it to your inventory and now it can be used for mining sand blocks easily,
  • Please note : You can also mine sand with hands in the game but it takes a lot of time so crafting a shovel is a time saving alternative.

How to mine coal in Minecraft?

Coal is made by smelting coal ores in the furnace and when the soil ores are smelted the result is coal which can be directly used.

Mostly coal ores are found at various points in a particular biome you just have to decide on an axis and start mining in that direction. After a certain point, you will find some coal ores.

  • Step 1: To make coal just place the coal ore in the furnace and smelt it using fuel in the furnace.
  • Step 2: After smelting, the block on the right will display the coal ore.


Q1. What materials make glass in Minecraft?

Ans: For making a glass block in Minecraft you would require a sand block, coal and a furnace to smelt sand which would result in a glass block. 

Q2. How do I make glass planes in Minecraft?

Ans: For making glass planes you will require glass blocks, place the glass blocks in the crafting block and fill the first and the second rows on the crafting block.

Q3. How to mine glass in Minecraft without breaking it?

Ans: If you want to have new glass in Minecraft without breaking it you just need to use a silk touch pick-axe.

Q4. What is the fastest way to make glass in Minecraft?

Ans: The fastest way to make glass in Minecraft is to smelt sand in the furnace and you can also a blast furnace for this purpose.

Q5. Where do I find glass in Minecraft?

Ans: Glass blocks cannot be directly found in the game and if you want glass blocks you need to mine sand and smelt it to make glass.

The Bottom Line

Glass is a useful item which can be used for many purposes in the game, the only drawback with glass in the game is that it is needed to handle with care and it cannot be mined with any normal axe as it breaks if it is done so and it should always be mined with a silk touch pick axe. It can be used to decorate your house or just for making widows.

Sanjay Gill
Sanjay Gill

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