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How To Make Green Dye In Minecraft

Wondering how to make Green Dye in Minecraft? Let’s take a look and find out!

Dyes are an entirely optional part of the Minecraft experience, but if we’re being honest, who doesn’t want to add a little more color to their virtual life when the days get gray after constantly hunting down elusive achievements. 

While one would definitely assume that dyes in Minecraft would be easy to obtain given that they are optional, they can prove quite tricky to get, and even more confusing to use. 

Fear not, we’ve got you covered, whether it’s getting dyes, making colored beds, or just completing your collection of rainbow sheep. 

What Is Green Dye In Minecraft?

Green Dye, like any other dye in Minecraft, is used to add color to certain objects in Minecraft. Green Dye initially came from mixing Blue Dye and Yellow Dye using a crafting table.

Nowadays, players have to go hunting for cactuses in the desert. Once a player has found a cactus, they can then put that cactus block in a furnace to smelt it into Green Dye. 

How To Make Green Dye In Minecraft

Other Dyes From Green Dye:

Green Dye can then be used to make two other variations of dyes. It can be combined with Blue Dye (which is made by crafting it from blue flowers), or with Lapis Lazuli, to make Cyan Dye. 

How To Make Green Dye In Minecraft

Alternatively, Green Dye can be combined with either White Dye or Bone Meal to make Lime Dye. Both dyes can be used like other dyes to color sheep, blocks, wool, bed, or other objects. 

What Can You Make With Green Dye?

Green Dye, as the name implies, is used to add color to anything that can be dyed in Minecraft. Players mostly end up using Green Dye, along with other dyes, to either make Firework Stars that are green when they are used or to make banners that have green patterns of whatever the player pairs with the dye. 

Alternatively, Green Dye can be used on a crafting table to make a Green colored bed and can be used to make your bed match the rest of wherever you live. 

How To Make Green Dye In Minecraft

Green Dye can also be used when in a player’s hand to apply the color of the dye to a sheep. This will initially make the sheep green, and eventually, when the sheep is sheared, it will drop green wool.

How To Make Green Dye In Minecraft

In the same way, Green Dye can also be used directly from a player’s hand on a tamed wolf or tamed ocelot to make the collar it has green.

Green Dye can be used in a similar way to combining it with a bed to craft a variety of green objects. Here is the full list:

  • Added to Gunpowder to make Fireworks
  • Can be put on a crafting table with any piece of leather armor, or with shulker boxes, to dye them green.
  • Is combined with Sand and Gravel to make concrete powder that can be put in a furnace to make Green concrete blocks.
  • It can be used in a crafting table with wool carpets to dye them green.
  • Similarly, can also be used to dye glass blocks and glass panes green.


To round up, while Green Dye might not be an essential part of Minecraft, it still has its uses and its own unique place in the game. And let’s be honest, if it wasn’t a part of the game, how else would you complete your rainbow sheep collection. 

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