What are the Best Uses of Paper in Minecraft

The Minecraft game comes with a variety of items that you can use to make many other items as well. These items have different roles in the game that can help you in certain situations and one of them is the paper that will be discussed in this article.

Paper is a very valuable item to create maps, and maps are really essential to traverse in the Minecraft world. Similarly, there are many other uses of paper as well. Let’s first see how to make paper and then top uses of it in Minecraft.

Making of a paper

It is more crucial to describe a paper’s recipe before addressing its applications, since if you don’t know how to make it, how can you utilize it later? So first we are going to discuss its recipe then we will discuss its uses in the next section.

Making paper requires you to collect the sugarcane that can easily be found abundantly around the shores of the river.

Cutting them is not difficult either, as you don’t need any specific tool for this purpose you can even cut them with your bare hands, only and here you need to gather at least 3 of them for this recipe.

Uses of a Paper in Minecraft

Here we will discuss some of the most common uses of paper that are available in the Minecraft game, which are explained below.

1: Making a Map using a paper

You can make a map using paper that can help you track down your location and also get a basic idea of the distance and the route if you want to go somewhere else. So to make this, you will need 8 pieces of paper and 1 compass, and then you need to follow the same sequence mentioned in the image below to make a map.

This will be considered as an empty map with nothing to display on it so if you want to fill it then you need to hold the map and then right-click that will store your current location inside it as shown below.

2: Making a Cartography Table using a Paper

You will need 2 pieces of paper and 4 wooden planks of any kind and after that you need to follow the same sequence as mentioned in the image below to make a cartography table.

After that, you need to select it and drop it in your inventory, and this is how it looks when you place it on the ground.

This block also deals with the map, and you can use it to increase the size of the map as shown below:

When you equip that newly built map, you will notice that the size of the map has been increased and you can now fill it with more.

So, to do that you need to start traveling towards the empty location of the map and it will fill automatically.

3: Making a Book Using Paper

Using three pieces of paper and one piece of leather, you can make a book and arrange them in the same sequence as shown in the image below.

This book is required to make a bookshelf that can later help you with different kinds of enchantments in the Minecraft game.

Two bonus things that you can do with the paper are that you can trade paper with the village and, in return, you can get emeralds. You can also use paper to make a firework rocket, and for more details regarding this, you can visit this article.


The Minecraft game includes a range of items that can be used to create a variety of other items. These items play many roles in the game and can assist you in various scenarios, one of which is the paper that has been discussed in detail in this article.

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