Shears are very helpful in Minecraft, particularly when trying to collect sheep's wool! They are the most effective way to get wool from a sheep, generating 1-3 blocks of wool. They can also be used on other items within the game such as Mooshrooms, Pumpkins, Beehives and others.
They are part of the vast arsenal of tools Minecraft features and like all other tools brings something unique to the table, which makes crafting it worth it. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to craft shears in-game, but before that let’s take a look at the required materials.
Required Materials for Shears
- 2 Iron Ingots
To craft an iron ingot, you will have to put a piece of iron ore into a furnace. Put the iron ore into the top slot of your furnace and fuel into your bottom like the picture below:
2 Iron ingots are needed so 2 Iron ores will be needed. Iron can only be mined with a stone pickaxe or better; using a wooden or gold pickaxe will not yield any ore. Once it is mined, the user will gain an ore block that they can place, but they will not be able to make any items using the ore. To craft an object of iron it has to be converted into an ingot by smelting it in a furnace.
How to Make Shears in Minecraft?
Open the crafting table:
Open your crafting table to begin crafting the shears with the obtained ingredients contained in your inventory. Once you open your crafting table you will have the 3x3 crafting grid similar to the picture below:
This guide explains more about how to make a crafting table.
Add the iron ingots:
To make shears, place 2 iron ingots in the 3x3 crafting grid. The iron ingots must be placed in the exact pattern as the image below. In the first row, there should be 1 iron ingot in the second cell. In the second row, there should be 1 iron ingot in the first cell.
Drag the item to your inventory:
Simply drag the crafted shear to your inventory and start using it.
Can you shear a cow in Minecraft?
No, you cannot shear cows in Minecraft. However, you can shear mushrooms and turn them into a normal cow.
Can u put looting on shears?
Shears cannot be Enchanted through Enchantment Tables but can be though Anvils and Enchanted Books. However, they can only be Enchanted using the Unbreaking, Mending, and Efficiency enchantments. In a nutshell, you cannot apply the looting enchantment to shears.
Congratulations! You made shears in Minecraft! Using shears for gathering wool is a far better method that players can employ instead of killing a sheep. This will result in players receiving one to three pieces of wool, and the sheep will survive and eventually regrow its wool. They can be used to turn a pumpkin into a carved pumpkin, which is one of the necessary items to build a jack o'lantern. can be acquired from a full beehive or bee nest. They can also be used to quickly break certain blocks such as cobwebs and leaves.