TikTok hacks that will make quarantine a little bit more exciting

The video-sharing social media platform TikTok allows users to post all kinds of creative crafts. Those crafts include recipes, clothing designs and other miscellaneous crafts.


The video-sharing social media platform TikTok allows users to post all kinds of creative crafts. Those crafts include recipes, clothing designs and other miscellaneous crafts.

Mahali Sanchez

Since we are stuck at home in this quarantine we all have some sort of free time to do more exciting hobbies. Some of which are baking, decorating or creating new crafts. Here are some TikTok hacks you can do at home while staying safe. 


Dalgona whipped coffee

This is a famous whipped coffee recipe explained in 60 seconds in a TikTok video by @imhannahcho. All that is needed is equal parts of instant coffee, sugar and hot water. Combine coffee and sugar together in a bowl and add the water to that mix. Have a hand mixer to make it a lot faster but a regular whisk can work too. Whisk it all together for about 7-10 minutes or until a soft peak is visible and has a caramel-colored mixture. Prepare a glass with milk and a generous amount of ice. When all the preparation work is done, grab a spoonful of whipped coffee and place it in the cup. 


Homemade strawberry milk

With a new way to make strawberry milk, TikTok users are learning more and more about new culinary recipes to try during quarantine. The only things you will need for this is sugar, milk and strawberries. Cut about four strawberries and put them in a pot with about a cup of sugar or to your liking. Wait for the strawberries to boil and then put it in the blender, which creates strawberry puree. Place puree in a jar or a cup and let it chill for about 10-20 minutes. When completely cooled, pour a glass of milk halfway and then top it off with the strawberry puree. 


Edible cookie dough

Everybody loves cookie dough even though it is a risk to eat it raw. TikTok user @lexivail shows a new and safer way to  have edible cookie dough. Combine ½  cup of brown sugar, ¼ teaspoon of salt, ¼  teaspoon of vanilla, three and ½ tablespoons of softened butter and two tablespoons of milk. In a baking sheet put 8 teaspoons of flour to bake for 5 minutes to kill the bacteria and then add flour to the bowl and combine all the ingredients. Last but not least, add four tablespoons of chocolate chips. Your final result will be delicious cookie dough you will never stop eating. 


Breakfast Egg sandwich

TikTok creator @aldentetiva introduced a different way to have a breakfast sandwich. The things needed for this are eggs, bread, cheese and ham. Whisk two to three eggs and pour into a pan on medium to high heat. Dip two pieces of bread in the egg and place on top of the whisked egg. Let that cook on one side and flip it over. Add the cheese to both pieces of bread and add ham or bacon and flip a slice of bread on top of the other piece creating a sandwich. Let it sit on medium heat for about 2 minutes on each side to get it crispy.


Photoshoot over FaceTime

Talking to your friends and family can help with self care and this new hack exciting way to spice up the FaceTime call. Have one person be the model and the other take the live photos or take a screenshot. Model however you would like and then go to camera roll and select the best ones. If taking a live photo, select edit and choose the best cover photo and that will be the photo edited. Open a photo editor like VSCO and edit it to your liking and that is all you need to do for this new way to have a photoshoot and staying six feet apart. 


Two Toned denim 

TikTok users such as @piperkinngg have introduced a new and improved way to two-tone bleach denim pants, shorts or jackets. All you need for this is bleach and your fabric. In order to achieve this look, you will need to cover one side that you don’t want to get bleached in a plastic bag with tape around it to make sure that it’s secure. On the other side, you’re going to need to pour your bleach. Most people use toilet cleaner bleach but you can use any bleach and make sure that it spreads well around the whole fabric area. After that, you’re going to want to let it sit for about 20 minutes or until you see that it is a lighter shade. Once the color change has appeared you’re going to want to rinse it off and then put it in the washing machine. Once it is dry, you will  have a pair of recycled jeans or whatever unique clothing item you used for this design.