Hey you can create an S3 bucket using CloudFormation from CloudFormation Console or Even CLI.
If you want to create it via CloudFormation console here are the steps.
First open a notepad and copy below code into your editor,save it with .yaml extension.
Description: CloudFormation template for s3 bucket
Description: Creating Amazon S3 bucket from CloudFormation
Description: Bucket Created using this template.
Value: !Ref S3Bucket
Now when you have the file handy
- Open AWS management console and go to CloudFormation console.
- Click on Create Stack
- Upload your template
- Keep all the configuration as default and click next next
- Once the stack creation finishes,you can verify your bucket
This will fulfil your need of creating a simple s3 bucket. However If you are looking for more features like enabling versioning ,encryption or making a bucket private please feel free to checkout this