How to make Fireworks

Minecraft fireworks are just as good as the real thing, without the risk of accidents!

Minecraft Firework RocketFirework Rockets

A Firework Rocket is made by combining paper, gunpowder and, optionally, one or more Firework Stars.

The amount of gunpowder determines how long the rocket flies before exploding; up to three pieces can be used.

Minecraft Fireworks chargeFirework Stars

Firework Stars are made by combining gunpowder, one or more dyes, and optional special effects items.

The dye controls the main colour of the firework. Two or more dyes will make a multicolour firework.

Special effects

These items will add a special effect to your firework star:

Item Effect
DiamondDiamond Firework will leave a trail
Glowstone DustGlowstone Dust Firework will twinkle


Each firework star can only contain one of the below effects:


Fire ChargeFire Charge Makes a large firework
Gold NuggetGold Nugget Firework will be star shape
FeatherFeather Adds a bursting effect
headMob head Makes the firefork explode in a creeper shape

Fading effects

After a firework star is made, you can add a second colour for it to fade to after bursting.


Make your firework stars

minecraft firework

This one is red, with a fire charge to make a bigger bang.

minecraft firework

This one is yellow, and the diamond will give it a trail.

minecraft firework

Crafting the red firework star with another dye will give it a second colour to fade into.

Assemble the firework

minecraft firework

You need one paper, 1–3 gunpowder (in separate slots) and as many firework stars as you want.

minecraft fireworks

You can always mouse over your firework to see what it will do. This is what we just made in the example.


Launch your firework by right-clicking, or launch it from a dispenser.

Firework Launcher

Rapid fire rocket launcher: fill the disenser, flip the lever and admire the show!