How to Make a Campfire in Minecraft: A Detailed Guide

How to Make a Campfire in Minecraft
How to Make a Campfire in Minecraft

Campfire in Minecraft have a versatile use. They are mostly used as a light source in Minecraft. The campfire has a light level of 15, taking itself in the list of the brightest objects. It even produces a lot of smoke that can travel up to 10 blocks before vanishing.

As Campfire is one of the brightest objects, it is even used to cook raw foods. You can easily cook 4 raw foods at the same time and the food will become ready in 30 seconds. The campfire heat can melt up to 3 snow blocks surrounding it.

This can be also useful when you want to send signals. You can also keep away certain passive mobs with their light level. As Campfire was added in Minecraft version 1.14, it has become quite much popular, being a bright light source.

However, if you want to check out the guide on Best 15 Brightest Light Sources in Minecraft you can do so to know which items can provide you enough light to stay protected from passive mobs.

Let’s explore the uses of Campfire in Minecraft

What are the Uses of Campfire

Campfires can be used for various purposes. The primary function of Campfire is to help a player cook food and use this as a light source. It can be even used to send signals with the smoke of burning Campfires.

It is also used as a decorative item in Minecraft. Lastly, it is also used to melt snow blocks. As you have seen that the Campfire has numerous uses, you can use this for any of the above work

Materials Required to Craft Campfire in Minecraft

There are 3 items needed to make a Campfire in Minecraft. 

  • 1 Coal or 1 Charcoal
  • 3 Wooden Sticks
  • 3 Wood or 3 logs (Any Type)

You can easily create sticks with the help of 2 Wooden planks (any type). You can create charcoal using a furnace table and placing a wooden plank and coal will result in crafting one Charcoal. However, you cannot create Wood. You have to cut the wood with an axe, there are various types of woods and you can use any of them for crafting a Campfire.

How to Make a Campfire in Minecraft

Campfire can be created in Survival mode as well as Creative mod. The crafting process is also very easy and quick. So, just follow the below guide to know the recipe of Campfire in Minecraft.

1. Open the Crafting Menu to create a table grid of 3×3 that looks like below.

Crafting Table

2. After opening the crafting table, you have to place the required items the same as the image below. So, you should keep 1 stick in the first row of the middlebox. In the second row, there should be 1 stick in the first box, 1 coal in the second box, and again 1 stick in the third box. In the third row, there should be 3 wood or logs in each box.

Normal Camofire in Minecraft

3. Now, you will be presented with Campfire if you have put all the items correctly just in the right box. Simply move it to your inventory.

However, you can also create Soul Campfire, which is a new inventory added in Minecraft. To craft the Soul Campfire you only have to replace Coal or Charcoal. Instead of this Soul Campfire requires 1 Soul Sand or 1 Soul Soil.

Soul Campfire in Minecraft

If you manage to get this. Just put all the required items on the crafting table in the same pattern as a normal campfire has been placed. You just have to place the 1 Soul Sand in the spot or 1 Charcoal or Coal and the rest of the items should remain the same as they are.

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By doing this, you will get the Soul Campfire into your inventory as this is one of the most beautiful elements that can be used for decorative purposes.


Crafting Campfire or Soul Campfire is easy as you only have to manage to get a few items. With Campfire you can cook food, decorate the area, even it is used to send signals and also can be used to melt snow blocks. So the use of Campfire is diversified. However, you can also check How to Craft Scaffolding in Minecraft to climb high.