Here is a list of basic items you can craft on Minecraft.
|Name||Input > Output||Ingredients|
|Crafting Table||Wooden Plank|
|Torches||Stick + Coal|
|Wood Planks||Wood Log|
All you need to do for a plank is chop down a log from a tree and open your inventory. Then place the wood block into one of the 4 slots at the top right. Now you will have planks!
To make a stick all you need is planks! Place 2 planks on top of each other in your crafting menu and you will have made sticks!
To make a Torch, all you need is to find Coal and mine it, or you can even create a furnace using cobblestone and place 2 different logs or planks inside both slots. It will make charcoal! This works the same as regular coal.