How to make a lead in Minecraft

Minecraft: Make a Lead

A lead is a tool in Minecraft that is used to tether and guide passive mobs with the exception of bats, squids and turtles.

A lead is often referred to as a leash which illustrates what a lead is used for.

Required Items

Steps to make a lead in Minecraft

A lead is crafted with a crafting table from four string and one slimeball. The crafting process creates two leads for each set of ingredients used.

Step 1: Open the crafting menu

Minecraft Make Lead - Step 1

Open the crafting menu and you will be presented with the 3×3 crafting grid.

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

Minecraft Make Lead - Step 2

The recipe for a lead is 4 string and 1 slimeball arranged in the following pattern:

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

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

Minecraft Make Lead - Step 3

When all items have been placed in the correct positions on the crafting grid, the lead item will appear to the right of the 3×3 crafting grid. This recipe produces two leads from one set of ingredient items.

Move the lead into your player inventory.