Minecraft Paper

Paper is a crafted resource and an ingredient required to make maps and books. It is also required in the planned recipe for a “book and quill” that will let players record and store pages of writing. Sugar cane is the only resource required to craft paper. You can also occasionally paper in stronghold chests.


Type: Raw Materials
Durability: N/A
Renewable: Yes
Stackable: Yes (64)
Data Value- Dec: 339, Hex: 153

Minecraft Paper

Crafting Paper

Paper: Combine 3 sugar cane to create 3 paper.

Name Ingredients Input >> Output
Paper 3 Reeds Minecraft Crafting Paper

Used to craft books.

As a Crafting Ingredient

Crafting a Book: Combine 3 paper to create a book.
Map: Combine 8 paper and 1 compass to create a map.

Name Ingredients Input >> Output
Book 3 Paper Minecraft Crafting Book

Used to craft a bookshelf or an enchantment table.
Map 8 Paper and 1 Compass Crafting Map

Used to record and find locations that you have explored. It records the areas you explore when you are holding the map in your hands.

Interesting Facts

  • Although most real paper is made from wood, it can also be created from the fibrous material inside sugar cane plants.
  • When paper was first added in the Seecret Friday 6 version patch, its only use was as an ingredient for crafting books.
  • Originally, the resource required to make paper was called “reeds” instead of sugar cane.

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