How to make the flag of New Zealand as a banner in Minecraft

The Flag of New Zealand (Māori: Te haki o Aotearoa), also known as the New Zealand Ensign, is based on the British maritime Blue Ensign – a blue field with the Union Jack in the canton or upper hoist corner – augmented or defaced with four red stars centred within four white stars, representing the Southern Cross constellation.

There are only a few steps to make it in to a banner in Minecraft. After that you can put it on an item frame and even on a shield.

You need:

  • A Loom (2x string and 2x planks)
  • Min 2x White Banners and 2x Blue Banners
  • 6x Blue Dye
  • 4x Red Dye
  • A Shield or two (Java edition)

How to make it:

  • Make a loom. Put two strings and two planks together in the crafting table.
  • Make white  and blue banners. Put six white wool above a centered stick in the crafting table to make a white banner. Repeat with blue wool.
  • Bring the banners over to the loom.

Alternative 1 blue banners

  1. Add white dye and pick the Lozenge design.
  2. Add blue dye. Pick the Saltire design.
  3. Add blue dye. Pick the Per Fess design.
  4. Add red dye. Pick the Chief Sinister Canton design

Alternative 2 white banners

  1. Add red dye and pick the Field Masoned design.
  2. Add blue dye and pick the Per Fess Inverted design.
  3. Add blue dye and pick Per Pale design.
  4. Add red dye and pick Lozenge design.
  5. Add blue dye and pick the Chief Dexter Canton design.
  6. Add blue dye and pick Saltire design.

That’s the finished New Zealand flag as a banner all done! So now we want to put the Kiwi banner on our shield, but first we want a couple more of these banners so we can decorate the village with them.

  • Put the finished New Zealand banner in the crafting table. Add more white banners next to it. Thats how you copy or duplicate the banners. Do the same with the blue banners.
  • Now put one of these New Zealand banners next to a shield in the crafting table and now you have a New Zealand shield! This only works in Java edition however! At least for now.

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