Who doesn't enjoy a good firework light show? If you're planning to take your friends' breath away with a stunning display of colors, craft some firework rockets! Here's how to make different fireworks in Minecraft of all shapes and sizes!

Usage Of Firework Rocket

A firework rocket is an item used for creating decorative explosions, flying with the Elytra, and ammunition for the crossbow. Players can only obtain firework rockets from crafting. You cannot loot or purchase it from any other sources.

The most important thing to know about the firework rocket is its explosion effect. Depending on how you craft your rockets, each firework may have a different color or pattern when they explode. The simple firework rockets (crafted with only gunpowder and paper) have no explosion effect.

Minecraft Fireworks Feature
Light up your world with firework rockets.

In order to add colors and patterns to the firework rocket's explosion effect, you will need an item called the "Firework Star". Think of it as the core combustion that determines everything from the size of the explosion to the colors and effects.

If you don't use a "Firework Star" when crafting a firework rocket, it will only detonate and leave a small trail of smoke as it disappears.

Minecraft Fireworks Show
Indulge in a presentation of light and explosion!

Besides the aesthetic values, firework rockets are also used as fuel to fly the Elytra. Using a firework rocket while flying with elytra propels you in the direction you are facing and increase fly speed in Minecraft Survival. The duration of the speed boost depends on the flight duration of the rocket. You can increase the flight duration by adding more Gunpowder.

How To Get And Use The Elytra In Minecraft
Craft some firework rockets to use the Elytra.

If the firework rocket has an explosion effect, meaning you craft it with a Firework Star of any kind, you will take damage when it explodes. So, unless you want to die from an explosion of colors, leave the Firework Star out. However, it does sound like a great way to go.

How To Make Different Fireworks In Minecraft

Now that you have learned the basics, it's time to get into more advanced content. The recipe for firework rockets with explosion effects include:

  • Gunpowder: The amount of Gunpowder you add will determine the flight duration of the firework rockets. It's the time between when they detonate and when they explode. More Gunpowder means longer flight duration.
  • Paper: Crafted from sugar cane. You only need 1 piece of paper in this recipe.
  • Firework Star: The most important part of the firework rockets. It adds different effects to the explosion.

So, since the two first ingredients cannot be changed, it leaves us with the Firework Star. Altering it is the way to make different fireworks in Minecraft. Read on to learn how to create different Firework Stars in Minecraft.

Firework Star Recipe
The Firework Star is truly the star here.

How To Add Colors To Firework Stars?

Colors are what bring your firework rockets to life! You can freely combine different colors to create a thrilling light show. Altering the colors of the Firework Stars will also change the colors of the explosion.

You can simply do so by combining different colored dyes when crafting the Firework Star. Dyes can be collected and crafted from various ingredients in Minecraft. Adding different colored dyes to make a multi-colored star. That's how to make a rainbow firework in Minecraft.

Here's how you can make different colors for dyes in Minecraft to add them in your rainbow fireworks:

  • Red - beetroot, roses, poppies, red tulips
  • Green - cactus
  • Light grey - azure bluet, white tulips, oxeye daisies
  • Pink - pink tulips, peonies
  • Lime green - sea pickles
  • Yellow - dandelions, sunflowers
  • Light blue - blue orchids
  • Magenta - alliums, lilacs
  • Orange - orange tulips
  • Blue - lapis lazuli, cornflower
  • Brown - cocoa beans
  • Black - ink sacs, wither roses
  • White - bone meal, lily of the valley
Minecraft Fireworks Small
The rocket will explode into the color of the star.

You can also combine the basic colors above to create a new color at the Crafting Table. Check out the combinations:

  • Purple - combining one red dye and one blue dye
  • Cyan - combining one green dye and one blue dye
  • Light grey - combining one black dye and two white dyes, or combining one grey dye with one white dye
  • Grey - combining one white dye and one black dye
  • Pink - combining one red dye and one white dye
  • Lime green - combining one green dye and one white dye
  • Light blue - combining one blue dye and one white dye
  • Magenta - combining one pink dye and one purple dye, or combining one blue dye and one white dye and one red dye, or combining one blue dye and two red dye and one white dye
  • Orange - combining one red dye and one yellow dye
Minecraft Fireworks
Here's another way to enjoy the sunset.

How To Add Patterns To Firework Stars?

Adding different materials/ingredients when crafting the Firework Stars also changes its explosion patterns, resulting in unique light shape such as Creeper fireworks. This adds a fun animation to your light show. Here are the ingredients you can use and their effects:

  • Gold Nugget: Create a Star-Shaped explosion.
  • Head (any kind): Create a Creeper-Shaped (Creeper Face) explosion.
  • Feather: Create a Burst explosion.
  • Glowstone Dust: Adds Twinkle (Crackle effect and sounds after the explosion).
  • Diamond: Adds Trail effect after the explosion.
  • Glowstone Dust + Diamond: Add both Twinkle and Trail effects after the explosion.
  • Any Dye: Add Fade effect. The firework slowly changes into the color of the dye. Each Firework Star can only have 1 Fade effect. Adding a new dye will rewrite the current color of the effect.

As for how to make a Creeper firework in Minecraft, you need to add any mob' head. No matter whose head you use, it always results in a Creeper Face explosion. You can spawn a mob's head or even get a player's head in Minecraft using commands to make Creeper fireworks following the above recipe.

Firework Star Creeper
No matter whose head you use, it always results in a Creeper Face explosion.

How To Make Small Firework Stars?

Small Firework Stars will result in a small explosion. Here's the recipe to craft small firework stars.

  • Open the Crafting Table.
  • Add Gunpowder.
  • Bring in the Dye for colors.
  • Add Extra ingredients for effects.
  • Drag the Firework Stars to your inventory.

The location of the ingredients doesn't matter. No matter where you place your materials, the result stays the same.

How To Make Large Firework Stars?

When you add a Fire Charge to the equation, you get a large Firework Star. It makes the explosion much bigger and brighter. This means to make large firework stars, you need to collect Blaze powder, charcoal or coal and Gunpower to make a Fire Charge in Minecraft first.

The recipe for crafting large Firework Stars is essentially the same as that of the small version. Just add a Fire Charge. Large Firework Stars share the same colors and effects as the small ones. So, if you ever want to craft a firework, make it big!

Firework Rocket Recipe In Minecraft

Once you have your Firework Stars ready, it's time we send them to the sky using firework rockets. Here's the recipe:

  • Open the Crafting Table
  • Place Gunpowder at the bottom row. You can add up to three pieces to increase the flight duration.
  • Place Paper in the middle slot.
  • Add your Firework Stars. You can use up to five Firework Stars with three Gunpowder.
  • Drag the firework rockets back to your inventory.
Minecraft Fireworks Effects
Check out these colors and effects.

Notices When Making Fireworks in Minecraft

  • You cannot add more ingredients/materials to alter the firework rockets' explosion effects once you have crafted the Firework Stars.
  • When you hover your mouse cursor on the Firework Star, it will display its color as well as its patterns. This allows you to check for your preference.
  • You can launch the firework rockets by hand or using a crossbow. To launch them by hand, simply equip them, then right-click/interact with a block.
  • How to make fireworks in Minecraft for crossbow? You can fire any fireworks with the crossbow. However, only those with explosion effects inflict damage.

How To Make Automatic Fireworks In Minecraft?

Let's say you want to create a fully automatic firework light show in Minecraft, how do you do it? Firework rockets can be launched from Dispensers, and that's exactly what you want to do. Here's our guide to set up an automatic fireworks display.

Step 1: Collect The Ingredients

Everything you need for this elaborate build of automatic fireworks includes:

  • 56 Dispensers
  • 11 Repeaters
  • 1 Redstone Torch
  • 1 Lever
  • 236 Redstone
  • Firework Rockets. Make sure they all have explosion effects.
  • Chairs (Optional)
  • 1 random block

Step 2: Set Up The Dispensers

First, place your dispensers to make a square. Make sure there are 14 Dispensers on each side. You want to place them every other block to run in and out more easily. Also, the Dispensers should be facing out of the square.

Minecraft Fireworks Sqaure
Set your Dispensers right.

Step 3: Run The Redstone

Take your Redstone and run it along the inside of the square. Connect all the Dispensers by putting Redstone dust on them.

Minecraft Fireworks Connect
Collect all Dispensers.

Step 4: Set Up The Repeater

Break a piece of Redstone to disconnect it. Then, lead a row of Redstone into the square. Place your Repeater, put down a block with a lever on it. When you switch the lever, the Redstone should light up.

Minecraft Fireworks Repeater
Here's the switch.

Step 5: Build Your Auditorium (Optional)

Choose a place to set up your chairs.

Step 6: Load The Fireworks And Launch

Put all of your firework rockets in the Dispensers. Flip the lever, sit back, and enjoy the show.

Above is our guide on how to make different fireworks in Minecraft. Feel free to mix and match the colors and patterns to create the explosion effects you like! For more Minecraft guides, visit our website at GuruGamer.com.

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