Balloons are decorative blocks that you can craft in Minecraft. Added back in 2018 during the first Chemistry Update, you can craft 16 different colored balloons and tie them to walls as decoration. However, you’ll need multiple items unique to Minecraft Education Edition. This guide will teach you how to make balloons in Minecraft Education Edition.
How to Make a Balloon in Minecraft Education Edition
- Latex x6 – Created using Carbon x5 and Hydrogen x8 in a Compound Creator
- Helium x1 – Created using Protons x2, Electrons x2 and Neutrons x1 in an Element Constructor
- Lead x1 – Found in Ancient City and Woodland Mansion chests
- Colored dye x1 – Found by crafting flowers, combining dyes or defeating monsters depending on the color
Before creating Latex, you’ll need to obtain Carbon and Hydrogen using an Element Constructor. You also need Helium for the balloon crafting recipe. To obtain an Element Constructor, you can access the creative inventory search and find one if you are in Creative mode. If you are in Survival Mode, you must use in-game commands to obtain the Constructor. However, if you play on Bedrock Edition, you must also have “Education Edition” activated in your world settings.
Once you get an Element Constructor, interact with it to see the elements screen. You’ll find a circle with “p+”, “e-“, and “n” icons. These icons and the sliders underneath them represent protons, electrons and neutrons. Carbon, Hydrogen and Helium require the following to create:
- Carbon: Protons x6, Electrons x6 and Neutrons x5
- Hydrogen: Protons x1, Electrons x1 and Neutrons x0
- Helium: Protons x2, Electrons x2 and Neutrons x1
After creating each of the three elements, go to your Compound Creator. In the 3×3 grid, place 5 Carbon and 8 Hydrogen to get Latex. Make sure you have at least 6 Latex in total. Once you have your Latex and Helium, head to a crafting table and interact with it. The picture below shows the exact crafting recipe for a red balloon.
In Minecraft Education Edition, if you’d like to make different colored balloons, swap the red dye with another color. For example, if you want to make a light blue balloon, place a light blue dye in the top-middle square instead of the red dye. Similarly, using Bone Meal or Ink Sacs will result in White and Black balloons, respectively.