Shears are one of the many items you can make in Minecraft, but how do you craft them in the game? Shears are tools used to shave or cut off hair or similar fabrics; you need shears in Minecraft to collect Wool from sheep and clear pathways. Like everything in Minecraft, there’s a specific recipe to craft shears. Shears are, fortunately, one of the most simple items to make, and the recipe is easy to discover. It will take you only a short time to find the right ingredients to create the equipment in Minecraft.
What is the Minecraft Shears Recipe?
Two Iron Ingots are the only required materials you’ll need to craft a pair of shears in Minecraft. You don’t need a Crafting Table; you can make them in your two-by-two crafting menu. Just place the two Iron Ingots anywhere on the crafting grid, and an image of the shears will appear on the right.
You need to mine for Iron Ore to get Iron Ingots. Iron Ores are found underground, but not too deep. You will need a pickaxe to dig deep enough to find Iron Ore. Iron Ores are within Cobblestone blocks with beige spots. You can only harvest Iron Ore if you have a stone pickaxe. When you’re breaking blocks of Iron Ore with a stone pickaxe, Iron Ore will drop out of the destroyed block. Smelt the Iron Ore in a Furnace to get Iron Ingots.
What Are Shears Used for in Minecraft?
The main use for shears in the game is to shave off the Wool from sheep. Wool is vital in Minecraft, as you can use it to craft several items, including beds to spawn in. Sheep drop Wool when they die, but shearing sheep procures their Wool without violence. The sheep will instead become shorn but will eventually grows back its Wool.
Shears can also cut off the Mushrooms from Mooshrooms. Mooshrooms are cows that grow Mushrooms on their backs. However, cutting off the Mushrooms from a Mooshroom will make the creature a normal cow permanently.
Hitting a Pumpkin with shears will turn it into a Carved Pumpkin. It will have a spooky face and everything. Putting a torch inside the Carved Pumpkin makes it a Jack-O-Lantern. Wearing a Jack-O-Lantern will protect you from Enderman and help spawn Golems in the wild.
Hitting a Beehive with the shears will have it drop three Honeycombs. The Beehive musts be at a Honey Level 5 before hitting it with the shears. You won’t destroy the Beehive if you use the shears.
You can use shears to clear out Cobwebs, Dead Bushes, Ferns, Grass, Leaves, Vines, and Seagrass quicker. Unfortunately, using shears to cut away any object will not drop any items. If you want to collect items like String from Cobwebs, you must cut them away with other weapons.