Dyes have many uses in Minecraft. You can use them to dye sheep’s wool, wolf collars and tamed cat collars. You can also use dye to craft decorative blocks such as colored terracotta, concrete and wool. There are 16 dye colors you can choose from, including pink, cyan, orange and green. By the end of this guide, you will learn how to make and craft green dye in the Java, Bedrock, and Education editions of Minecraft.
How to Make Green Dye in Minecraft
Unlike most other dyes, green dye in Minecraft Java, Bedrock, and Education editions do not have a typical crafting recipe. Instead, you need to smelt cactus in a furnace. Cactuses are mainly found in desert and badlands biomes. You will receive one green dye for every block of cactus you smelt in return. It does not matter if you use a regular furnace or a blast furnace. However, you cannot use a smoker to smelt cactus into green dye in Minecraft. Additionally, you can find the dye in desert village chests. Occasionally, the wandering trader will also sell green dye in exchange for emeralds.
In Minecraft, once you obtain green dye, you can use it in numerous crafting recipes. You can combine green dye with either blue dye or Lapis Lazuli if you play Bedrock and Education edition to create cyan dye. You can also use green dye with white dye or bone meal if you play Bedrock and Education edition to craft lime dye. Some other crafting recipes that use green dye include green beds, candles, carpets, shulker boxes, and stained glass. In Minecraft Education edition, you can also use green dye to create green balloons and glow sticks.