How to make scissors or shears in Minecraft?

Making shears in Minecraft can be a great way to collect blocks and special items. In this article, see how to create it!

Learning how to make scissors in Minecraft can be very practical for explorers who want to collect blocks and special items. Some blocks cannot be collected using pickaxes or axes (except when such tools have the “Soft Touch” enchantment). Typically, this happens because these blocks end up being very fragile.

Therefore, there is a need for more precise and delicate tools to collect them — this is where scissors come in. Scissors are often associated with collecting wool in Minecraft, but they can have many uses. You can collect tree leaves, grass, hay bales, spider webs, and more. In this article, find out how to do it!

What is needed to make shears in Minecraft?

To create shears in Minecraft you need to have a workbench and a furnace to transform iron ore into bars.

Step by step

  • 1. Open your crafting table in the game.
  • 2. Place the two iron bars in the lower spaces of the crafting table grid.
  • 3. Drag the scissors to your inventory.

Remember that shears have a limited lifespan and will wear out with use. Therefore, it is important to keep an eye on the durability bar and, when it is low, repair the scissors or create a new one.


Additional Tips

If you want to increase the durability of your scissors, you can enchant them at an enchantment table with the “Efficiency” enchantment. This will make it last longer and be more efficient when cutting materials.

What blocks can be collected with scissors in Minecraft

  • Sheep wool;
  • Tree leaves;
  • Mushrooms;
  • Shrubs;
  • Spider web thread;
  • Tall grass;
  • Vineyards;
  • Fennel bale

Uses of scissors in Minecraft

  • Once we have finished creating our scissors, they will be saved in our inventory.
  • One of the most common uses of scissors in the game is to shear sheep. With this action, we can obtain wool from them without having to kill them.
  • Scissors also allow you to cut plants and then place them in pots, bushes, and spider webs without having to destroy them.
  • If we want to zoom in on our map, the scissors will also be very helpful, we will only need to place them next to the map and by doing this we must take into account that the scissors will be damaged a little.
  • These shears also serve us for various enchantments, since they can be enchanted by the silk touch spell, unbreakability, repair enchantment, and efficiency.
  • Now that you have shears, you can use them to cut wool from sheep to get different colors, collect leaves from bushes to get seeds, and even collect cobwebs to create traps.
  • You can also combine the shears with other items on a crafting table to create more advanced tools, like the torch scissors, which allow you to cut through cobwebs without destroying them.
  • We can decorate pumpkins and give them a spooky touch during Halloween or to scare away visitors or enemies.