All Minecraft Fireworks and Firework Star Recipes

Here you will find the most updated guide for all crafting recipes for Fireworks and fireworks stars in Minecraft.

To make a basic firework in Minecraft, players will need one gunpowder and one piece of paper. However, if you want to make a firework with different effects, colors, and explosions, you will need to create a firework star and add special items to the recipe.

The main types of fireworks you can create will require firework stars that come in either a small or large shape. To make these firework stars, you will need a dye, gunpowder, as shown below.

The color of the firework will also depend on the type of dye used, so if you want to make a red firework, use red dye, and blue for blue fireworks vice versa. Here's a list of all of the types of fireworks players can make and the dyes that are required.

Related: If you need help making any dyes, we have all of the recipes for them at How to create all Minecraft Dyes

FireworkDye Required
Small Ball Red FireworkTo make a red firework in Minecraft, you will need a firework star made with one red dye and one gunpowder.
Small Ball Blue FireworkTo make a blue firework in Minecraft, you will need a firework star made with one blue dye and one gunpowder.
Small Ball Purple FireworkTo make a purple firework in Minecraft, you will need a firework star made with one purple dye and one gunpowder.
Small Ball Magenta FireworkTo make a magenta firework in Minecraft, you will need a firework star made with one magenta dye and one gunpowder.
Small Ball Light Blue FireworkTo make a light blue firework in Minecraft, you will need a firework star made with one light blue dye and one gunpowder.
Small Ball Yellow FireworkTo make a yellow firework in Minecraft, you will need a firework star made with one yellow dye and one gunpowder.
Small Ball Lime FireworkTo make a lime firework in Minecraft, you will need a firework star made with one lime dye and one gunpowder.
Small Ball Pink FireworkTo make a pink firework in Minecraft, you will need a firework star made with one pink dye and one gunpowder.
Small Ball Cyan FireworkTo make a cyan firework in Minecraft, you will need a firework star made with one cyan dye and one gunpowder.
Small Ball Red White and Blue FireworkTo make a Red White and Blue firework in Minecraft, you will need a firework star made with one Red White, and Blue dye, and one gunpowder.
Small Ball Black FireworkTo make a black firework in Minecraft, you will need a firework star made with one black dye and one gunpowder.
Small Ball Orange FireworkTo make an orange firework in Minecraft, you will need a firework star made with one orange dye and one gunpowder.
Small Ball Gray FireworkTo make a gray firework in Minecraft, you will need a firework star made with one gray dye and one gunpowder.
Small Ball White FireworkTo make a white firework in Minecraft, you will need a firework star made with one white dye and one gunpowder.
Small Ball Green FireworkTo make a green firework in Minecraft, you will need a firework star made with one green dye and one gunpowder.
Small Ball Brown FireworkTo make a brown firework in Minecraft, you will need a firework star made with one brown dye and one gunpowder.

How to Make a large Ball Firework Star in Minecraft

If you want to make a large fireball firework, you will need to add a fire charge to the recipe. So what this will look like is the same firework star recipe, just with a fire charge added on. You can get fire charges by combining one charcoal, gunpowder, and blaze powder. 

How to make all Fireworks in Minecraft

Once you have a firework star that is either big or small and of a color you want, you can then turn it into a firework by combining the firework star with at least one gunpowder and one paper.

If you use more gunpowder, you will increase the flight duration of the firework by one, with three being the max. You can also add special effects to the firework by adding the items listed below in our chart.

Firework ItemEffect after explosion
DiamondTrail effect
Glowstone dustTwinkle effect
FeatherBurst effect
Minecraft HeadCreeper face effect
Gold nuggetStar effect
Fire chargeHuge ball explosion effect

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