This Minecraft tutorial explains how to craft a block of clay with screenshots and step-by-step instructions.

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In Minecraft, blocks of clay are one of the many building blocks that you can make.

Let"s explore how to make a block of clay.

Supported Platforms

A block of clay is available in the following versions of Minecraft:

PlatformSupported (Version*)
Java Edition (PC/Mac)Yes
Pocket Edition (PE)Yes
Xbox 360Yes
Xbox OneYes
PS3Yes
PS4Yes
Wii UYes
Nintendo SwitchYes
Windows 10 EditionYes
Education EditionYes

* The version that it was added or removed, if applicable.NOTE: Pocket Edition (PE), Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and Windows 10 Edition are now called Bedrock Edition. We will continue to show them individually for version history.

Where to find a Block of Clay in Creative Mode


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Minecraft Java Edition (PC/Mac)

Here is where you can find a block of clay in the Creative Inventory menu:

PlatformVersion(s)Creative Menu Location
Java Edition (PC/Mac)1.8 - 1.17Building Blocks

Minecraft Pocket Edition (PE)

Here is where you can find a block of clay in the Creative Inventory menu:

PlatformVersion(s)Creative Menu Location
Pocket Edition (PE)0.14.1 - 1.1.3Building Blocks
Pocket Edition (PE)1.2 - 1.17.10Construction

Minecraft Xbox Editions

Here is where you can find a block of clay in the Creative Inventory menu:

PlatformVersion(s)Creative Menu Location
Xbox 360TU35 - TU69Building Blocks
Xbox OneCU23 - CU43Building Blocks
Xbox One1.2.5 - 1.17.10Construction

Minecraft PS Editions

Here is where you can find a block of clay in the Creative Inventory menu:

PlatformVersion(s)Creative Menu Location
PS31.26 - 1.76Building Blocks
PS41.26 - 1.91Building Blocks
PS41.14.0 - 1.17.10Construction

Minecraft Nintendo

Here is where you can find a block of clay in the Creative Inventory menu:

PlatformVersion(s)Creative Menu Location
Wii UPatch 3 - Patch 38Building Blocks
Nintendo Switch1.04 - 1.11Building Blocks
Nintendo Switch1.5.0 - 1.17.10Construction

Minecraft Windows 10 Edition

Here is where you can find a block of clay in the Creative Inventory menu:

PlatformVersion(s)Creative Menu Location
Windows 10 Edition0.14.1 - 1.1.3Building Blocks
Windows 10 Edition1.2 - 1.17.10Construction

Minecraft Education Edition

Here is where you can find a block of clay in the Creative Inventory menu:

PlatformVersion(s)Creative Menu Location
Education Edition0.14.2 - 1.0.18Building Blocks
Education Edition1.0.21 - 1.14.31Construction

DefinitionsPlatform is the platform that applies.Version(s) is the Minecraft version numbers where the item can be found in the menu location listed (we have tested and confirmed this version number).Creative Menu Location is the location of the item in the Creative menu.

Required Materials to make a Block of Clay

In Minecraft, these are the materials you can use to craft a block of clay:


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4 Clay

How to craft a Block of Clay in Survival Mode

1. Open the Crafting Menu

First, open your crafting table so that you have the 3x3 crafting grid that looks like this:

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2. Add Items to make a Block of Clay

In the crafting menu, you should see a crafting area that is made up of a 3x3 crafting grid. To make a block of clay, place 4 clay in the 3x3 crafting grid.

When making a block of clay, it is important that the clay are placed in the exact pattern as the image below. In the first row, there should be 1 clay in the first box and 1 clay in the second box (the third box should be empty). In the second row, there should be 1 clay in the first box and 1 clay in the second box (the third box should be empty). This is the Minecraft crafting recipe for a block of clay.

Now that you have filled the crafting area with the correct pattern, the block of clay will appear in the box to the right.

3. Move the Block of Clay to Inventory

Once you have crafted a block of clay, you need to move the new item to your inventory.

Congratulations, you have made a block of clay in Minecraft!

Item ID and Name


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Minecraft Java Edition (PC/Mac)

In Minecraft, a block of clay has the following Name, ID and DataValue:

ItemDescription(Minecraft ID Name)MinecraftIDMinecraftDataValuePlatformVersion(s)
Clay Block(minecraft:clay)820Java Edition (PC/Mac)1.8 - 1.12
Clay Block(minecraft:clay)82Java Edition (PC/Mac)1.13 - 1.17.1

See a complete list of Minecraft IDs that is interactive and searchable.


Minecraft Pocket Edition (PE)

In Minecraft, a block of clay has the following Name, ID and DataValue:

ItemDescription(Minecraft ID Name)MinecraftIDMinecraftDataValuePlatformVersion(s)
Clay Block(minecraft:clay)820Pocket Edition (PE)0.16.0 - 1.71.41

See a complete list of Minecraft IDs that is interactive and searchable.


Minecraft Xbox One

In Minecraft, a block of clay has the following Name, ID and DataValue:

ItemDescription(Minecraft ID Name)MinecraftIDMinecraftDataValuePlatformVersion(s)
Clay Block(minecraft:clay)820Xbox One1.6.0 - 1.17.41

See a complete list of Minecraft IDs that is interactive and searchable.


Minecraft PS4

In Minecraft, a block of clay has the following Name, ID and DataValue:

ItemDescription(Minecraft ID Name)MinecraftIDMinecraftDataValuePlatformVersion(s)
Clay Block(minecraft:clay)820PS41.14.0 - 1.17.41

See a complete list of Minecraft IDs that is interactive and searchable.


Minecraft Nintendo Switch

In Minecraft, a block of clay has the following Name, ID and DataValue:

ItemDescription(Minecraft ID Name)MinecraftIDMinecraftDataValuePlatformVersion(s)
Clay Block(minecraft:clay)820Nintendo Switch1.6.0 - 1.17.41

See a complete list of Minecraft IDs that is interactive and searchable.


Minecraft Windows 10 Edition

In Minecraft, a block of clay has the following Name, ID and DataValue:

ItemDescription(Minecraft ID Name)MinecraftIDMinecraftDataValuePlatformVersion(s)
Clay Block(minecraft:clay)820Windows 10 Edition0.16.0 - 1.71.41

See a complete list of Minecraft IDs that is interactive and searchable.


Minecraft Education Edition

In Minecraft, a block of clay has the following Name, ID and DataValue:

ItemDescription(Minecraft ID Name)MinecraftIDMinecraftDataValuePlatformVersion(s)
Clay Block(minecraft:clay)820Education Edition1.0 - 1.14.31

See a complete list of Minecraft IDs that is interactive and searchable.


DefinitionsMinecraft ID is the Internal number for the item.Minecraft DataValue (or damage value) identifies the variation of the block if more than one type exists for the Minecraft ID.Platform is the platform that applies.Version(s) is the Minecraft version numbers that the Minecraft ID and Name are valid for.

Stackable Information


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Stack Sizes in Minecraft Java Edition (PC/Mac)

ItemStackable?Stack SizePlatformVersion(s)
Yes64Java Edition (PC/Mac)1.8 - 1.17.1

Stack Sizes in Minecraft Pocket Edition (PE)

ItemStackable?Stack SizePlatformVersion(s)
Yes64Pocket Edition (PE)0.16.0 - 1.71.41

Stack Sizes in Minecraft Xbox One

ItemStackable?Stack SizePlatformVersion(s)
Yes64Xbox One1.6.0 - 1.17.41

Stack Sizes in Minecraft PS4

ItemStackable?Stack SizePlatformVersion(s)
Yes64PS41.14.0 - 1.17.41

Stack Sizes in Minecraft Nintendo Switch

ItemStackable?Stack SizePlatformVersion(s)
Yes64Nintendo Switch1.6.0 - 1.17.41

Stack Sizes in Minecraft Windows 10 Edition

ItemStackable?Stack SizePlatformVersion(s)
Yes64Windows 10 Edition0.16.0 - 1.71.41

Stack Sizes in Minecraft Education Edition

ItemStackable?Stack SizePlatformVersion(s)
Yes64Education Edition1.0 - 1.14.31

DefinitionsStackable indicates whether the item can be stacked (with more than 1 item in a stack).

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Stack Size is the maximum stack size for this item. While some items in Minecraft are stackable up to 64, other items can only be stacked up to 16 or 1. (NOTE: These stack sizes are for vanilla Minecraft only. If you are running a mod, some mods may change the stack size for an item.)

Give Command for Block of Clay


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Give Command in Minecraft Java Edition (PC/Mac)

In Minecraft Java Edition (PC/Mac) 1.13, 1.14, 1.15, 1.16, 1.16.5, 1.17 and 1.17.1, the /give command for Clay Block is:

/give
p clay 1In Minecraft Java Edition (PC/Mac) 1.8, 1.9, 1.10, 1.11 and 1.12, the /give command for Clay Block is:

/give
p clay 1 0

Give Command in Minecraft Pocket Edition (PE)

In Minecraft Pocket Edition (PE) 0.16.0, 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 1.4.0, 1.5.0, 1.6.0, 1.7.0, 1.8.0, 1.9.0, 1.10.0, 1.11.0, 1.12.0, 1.13.0, 1.14.0, 1.16.0, 1.17.0 and 1.71.41, the /give command for Clay Block is:

/give
p clay 1 0

Give Command in Minecraft Xbox One

In Minecraft Xbox One 1.6.0, 1.7.0, 1.8.0, 1.9.0, 1.10.0, 1.11.0, 1.12.0, 1.13.0, 1.14.0, 1.16.0, 1.17.0 and 1.17.41, the /give command for Clay Block is:

/give
p clay 1 0

Give Command in Minecraft PS4

In Minecraft PS4 1.14.0, 1.16.0, 1.17.0 and 1.17.41, the /give command for Clay Block is:

/give
p clay 1 0

Give Command in Minecraft Nintendo Switch

In Minecraft Nintendo Switch 1.6.0, 1.7.0, 1.8.0, 1.9.0, 1.10.0, 1.11.0, 1.12.0, 1.13.0, 1.14.0, 1.16.0, 1.17.0 and 1.17.41, the /give command for Clay Block is:

/give
p clay 1 0

Give Command in Minecraft Windows 10 Edition

In Minecraft Windows 10 Edition 0.16.0, 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 1.4.0, 1.5.0, 1.6.0, 1.7.0, 1.8.0, 1.9.0, 1.10.0, 1.11.0, 1.12.0, 1.13.0, 1.14.0, 1.16.0, 1.17.0 and 1.71.41, the /give command for Clay Block is:

/give
p clay 1 0

Give Command in Minecraft Education Edition

In Minecraft Education Edition 0.14.2, 1.0, 1.0.18, 1.0.21, 1.4.0, 1.7.0, 1.9.0, 1.12.0, 1.12.60 and 1.14.31, the /give command for Clay Block is:

/give
p clay 1 0

Things to Make with Blocks of Clay

You can use blocks of clay to make items in Minecraft such as: