How to make a bow in Minecraft

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Bow

A bow is a weapon in Minecraft which fires arrows as projectiles.

A bow is crafted with a crafting table from three sticks and three string. The crafting process creates one bow for each set of ingredients used.

Minecraft Versions

PlatformVersion
Java Edition1.0.0
PE/Bedrock Edition0.3.3
Console (Legacy)1.0

Required Items

  • 3 Stick
  • 3 String

Steps to make a bow in Minecraft

Step 1: Open the crafting menu

Minecraft Make a Bow - Step 1

With 3 sticks and 3 string in your inventory,  open the crafting menu. You will be presented with the 3×3 crafting grid.

Step 2: Arrange the sticks and string on the crafting grid

 

Minecraft Make a Bow - Step 2

The recipe for a bow is 3 sticks and 3 string arranged in the following pattern:

  • Row 1: empty, stick, string
  • Row 2: stick, empty, string
  • Row 3: empty, stick, string

Arrange the stick and string on the crafting grid in the correct positions. The bow will appear to the right of the 3×3 crafting grid.

Step 3: Place the completed bow in your player’s inventory

Minecraft Make a Bow - Step 3

Move the bow into your player inventory.

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