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Young Spring Bamboo DIY Recipes: How To Get & Season Dates

The Young Spring Bamboo is a special Spring seasonal crafting material in Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH)! Learn how to get Young Spring Bamboo and all of the bamboo items you can craft with it in this guide.

How to Get Young Spring Bamboo

To get Young Spring Bamboo in Animal Crossing: New Horizons naturally, you’ll need to be playing in Spring Season during February 25th to May 31st in the Northern Hemisphere or August 25th to November 30th in the Southern Hemisphere.

During the Spring, you can get Young Spring Bamboo by simply hitting a grown Bamboo Tree with an axe! Bamboo Trees can be found either on a random mystery island visited using Nook Miles Tickets, or grown on your own island if you have planted a Bamboo Shoot.

When you hit a Bamboo Tree with an axe, both regular year-round Bamboo and seasonal Young Spring Bamboo will randomly drop from the bamboo tree! In our research, there appears to be about a 33% chance of dropping Young Spring Bamboo from a tree when you hit one.

Assuming that you don’t want to chop down the bamboo tree and wish to keep it for further use, you should use either a Flimsy Axe or Stone Axe. You can get bamboo crafting materials from a bamboo tree once per day, similarly to getting wood from regular trees.

Make A Bamboo Tree Farm

If you’re looking to get a lot of Young Spring Bamboo to craft a variety of items, it might be worthwhile setting up a Bamboo Tree farm somewhere on your island! To speed up the process, you can eat fruit and use Fruit Energy to directly dig up entire Bamboo Trees from a mystery island, allowing you to completely skip growing bamboo yourself.

Then you can head to your home island and begin planting them in a nicely organized farm like the example image above. You can then farm both Bamboo and Young Spring Bamboo from the trees every single day by using your axe on them.

How to Get Young Spring Bamboo Outside Spring Season

While Young Spring Bamboo drops naturally from bamboo trees only during the spring season of the game, you can visit other player islands in the season if your island is not. For example, if you’re playing in the Southern Hemisphere when it is late summer or early fall, you may be able to get Young Spring Bamboo from a friend playing in the Northern Hemisphere.

The Young Spring Bamboo crafting material can also be stored away in your house storage or other places just like any other item, so you may be able to trade with players online outside of the season who have stockpiled the resource.

Finally, you can always time travel to a date within the spring season if you have explored all other options. For the Northern Hemisphere, you’ll want to time travel to a date in March, April, and May. For the Southern Hemisphere, time travel somewhere in September, October, and November.

List of All Young Spring Bamboo Furniture & Item DIY Crafting Recipes

There’s a variety of fun items you can exclusively craft with Young Spring Bamboo seasonal materials in Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH) including furniture, tools, accessories, and more.

The complete list below includes all of the Young Spring Bamboo items we have found, screenshots of each item, and the crafting materials you need to make every item.

Steamer-Basket Set

How to Craft Steamer-Basket Set
  • 6 Young Spring Bamboo

Bamboo-Shoot Lamp

How to Craft Bamboo-Shoot Lamp
  • 4 Young Spring Bamboo
  • 5 Bamboo Shoot
  • 4 Clay

Bamboo Doll

How to Craft Bamboo Doll
  • 6 Young Spring Bamboo

Bamboo Noodle Slide

You can get and unlock the Bamboo Noodle Slide DIY Crafting recipe from either Isabelle’s morning announcements or a balloon present.

How to Craft Bamboo Noodle Slide
  • 7 Young Spring Bamboo
  • 3 Wood

Green-Leaf Pile

How to Craft Green-Leaf Pile
  • 1 Young Spring Bamboo
  • 10 Clumps of Weeds

Basket Pack

How to Craft Basket Pack
  • 6 Young Spring Bamboo

Pan Flute

How to Craft Pan Flute
  • 7 Young Spring Bamboo

Bamboo Wand

How to Craft Bamboo Wand
  • 6 Young Spring Bamboo
  • 3 Star Fragment

Bamboo-Grove Wall

How to Craft Bamboo-Groove Wall
  • 7 Young Spring Bamboo
  • 3 Bamboo Shoot

Light Bamboo Rug

How to Craft Light Bamboo Rug
  • 6 Young Spring Bamboo

Total Materials Needed To Craft All Young Spring Bamboo Items

Looking to craft the entire Young Spring Bamboo item set? In the handy table below, you can find a complete summary of how much Young Spring Bamboo and other crafting materials are needed to craft every single item listed above.

Material#
Young Spring Bamboo56
Clump of Weeds10
Bamboo Shoot8
Clay4
Star Fragment3
Wood3

How to Get & Learn Young Spring Bamboo DIY Recipes

There are two ways you can find and get new Young Spring Bamboo DIY Crafting Recipes in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, but unfortunately it’s mostly dependent on luck taking time and patience.

Morning Isabelle Announcement

Near the beginning of the Spring Season, you should hear from Isabelle in the morning announcements about the new seasonal crafting material and recipes. If you haven’t already learned the Bamboo Noodle Slide DIY Crafting recipe, she’ll send it to your NookPhone during the announcements.

There’s been a lot of confusion in the community about when or how this morning announcement from Isabelle occurs, but from our knowledge so far, it can only happen when you have no other notable announcements.

In other words, the game seems to use the seasonal recipe announcements as a filler item of sorts when there’s nothing else for Isabelle to talk about! So whenever you have no villagers moving in, buildings opening, or other notable events for her to discuss, you should get the announcement.

Flying Balloon Presents

During the Spring Season in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, all Balloon Presents flying in the sky over your island have a chance of dropping one of ten different Young Spring Bamboo DIY Crafting recipes! Just pull out a Slingshot and shoot away when you see one.

Unfortunately, there’s no concrete way to control exactly what you’ll get from balloon presents, so you’ll need to just keep shooting them down until you get lucky. Duplicate crafting recipes are easily possible too and should be expected, so we recommend trying to make trades with friends to complete the collection faster. You may be able to sell any duplicates for a hefty amount online too.

We do have some general tips for how you can most effectively hunt and farm balloon presents though by taking advantage of a few specific mechanics. And for the laziest farming method, check out our Farm DIY Recipe Balloons Easy Using Jail Bars Wall Trick guide here!

New Balloons can spawn every 5 minutes at times ending in a ‘4’ or ‘9’. For example, a balloon could appear at 4:19pm or 4:24pm. By the time it actually reaches your beach though, the time will likely be closer to 4:20pm or 4:45pm.

A Balloon won’t always spawn on these minutes — it’s a random chance as to whether one will actually appear every time. Expect some spawn times to be duds with nothing to see.

The wind direction that Balloons fly in from changes throughout the day. Once you spot the direction that one Balloon flies into your island from, you can expect all Balloons to come from that side for quite some time. Then around 6pm-7pm in the evening, the direction will flip to the opposite.

Walk up and down your beach around spawn time. Now that you have an idea of the current wind direction and when Balloons can spawn, it’s possible to find them with relative ease by pacing up and down the side of your beach where the wind is blowing from when it’s near the possible spawn times ending in ‘4’ and ‘9’.

Turn up your volume and listen carefully. When a Balloon is flying nearby you, a relatively obvious wind sound plays to let you know. This is great when multitasking.


Thanks to Thunder and Pandapples for contributing photos to this guide.

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