How to make a lead in Minecraft

 Lead (also known as a leash) is an item added in the 1.6 updates for Minecraft. They can be used to tie some passive mobs to a fence post. It is crafted with 4 string and a slimeball. Wandering Traders will also drop up to 2 leads upon death or when their Llama is killed. Lead in Minecraft is basically a rope that you can use to tie a mob to a fence post or use the same as a leash. This article will help you to answer the question of “How do you make a lead in Minecraft?”.

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How to make a lead in Minecraft

Required materials

You will need 3 strings and 1 slimeball to make a lead in Minecraft.

Strings: You can find it by killing spiders and cats, fishing, breaking cobwebs, and so on.

Slimeball: You can add a slimeball to your inventory in Survival mode by killing a slime in the swamp biome.

Steps to make a lead in Minecraft

Step 1. Open your crafting table so that you have the 3×3 crafting grid.

How to make a lead in Minecraft 1

Step 2. Place 3 string and 1 slimeball in a crafting table in the pattern shown below.

How to make a lead in Minecraft 2

Step 3. Finally, you need to move the new lead in your Minecraft inventory.

How to make a lead in Minecraft 3

With strings, we also craft kinds of balloon as follow:


White Balloon, Blue Balloon, Brown Balloon,Black Balloon


So, now you know how to make a lead. As mentioned above, a lead is essential item to have in the game when you have horses and it looks like a lasso. A lead can be tied to a horse and used as a leash to guide your horse around. Or you can use it to tie a horse to a fence post so that the horse does not run away. Wish you succeed!

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