How to make a lead in Minecraft

Want to take a mob for a walk?

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There are plenty of mobile creatures, or “mobs,” wandering around the many worlds of Minecraft. Sometimes you’ll want to slice those typically undead folks up with a heavily pixelated weapon, but you can also turn mobs into pets—sort of. At the very least, you can put them on a leash and take them for a walk. You’ll have to have a “lead” to do this, in order to lead them around. You might come across a lead naturally in your travels, but you can build one, too. Here is how to do so.

Building a lead

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To build a lead, you will first need to have upgraded your crafting grid to a crafting table. To do this, simply fill out the starting 2×2 grid with four wooden planks (of any kind) to create a crafting table.

Once you have a crafting table, you will need to put four strings and one slime ball into your grid. Slimeballs and commonly dropped by slimes and string can be commonly picked up as drops or when harvested. You will have to place the items in your grid in the following order:


You will then craft a lead and be able to put it directly into your inventory. Leash any mobs you want and take them for a walk!