9-Year-Old Genius Stuffs Lip Balm Tube With Cheese To Eat During Class

Cheese lipbalm valeriehahn/Twitter

Snacks are great. So great that the thought of going without them for even a couple of hours is just too much to handle.

Which is why school is just so difficult for all involved; forget about lessons with that one teacher you dont like and the constant stress of exams, the lack of snacks is the real problem here.

Enter: lip balm cheese tube, which is the invention of one creative nine-year-old who from here on out can only be referred to as a genius – because thats exactly what she is.


The genius in question is a young girl from St. Louis, Missouri, who came up with the idea yesterday (September 18) when she took the cheesy disguise into school with her.

The nine-year-olds mum, Valerie Schremp Hahn, a reporter for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, posted a picture of her daughters creation to Twitter – something which immediately attracted a lot of attention, primarily praise.

The picture showed the true genius of the creation; the cheese perfectly resembled lip balm, with its cylindrical shape fitting perfectly inside the tube so her teacher would be none the wiser.

I mean, just look at it:

My 9-year-old daughter has taken an old lip balm tube and filled it with cheese so she can eat it in class. pic.twitter.com/YEAqZx2wnr

— Valerie Schremp Hahn 📰 (@valeriehahn) September 17, 2019

Genius, just like I said. Valerie went on to say shed sent an email to the young girls teacher about the lip balm – not to tell tales on her, might I add, but just to share the funny story with her teacher

It then became a family affair, with Valeries mum (so the cheese balm inventors grandma) apparently posting on Facebook: This kid is going places! Maybe to the principals office, but shes going places!

Hilariously, the young girl didnt sneak just one tube into class; further down the Twitter thread, her mum noted the teacher did not detect the 2 (!) cheese tubes she snuck bites/licks of during standardized test breaks.

Update: I picked her up from school. Her teacher saw my note and thought it was hilarious but did not detect the 2 (!) cheese tubes she snuck bites/licks of during standardized test breaks. Also, she loves the positive tweets, especially ones saying “the future is female.” 💪 🧀

— Valerie Schremp Hahn 📰 (@valeriehahn) September 18, 2019

The little girl told Buzzfeed News she got the idea from a YouTube tutorial she watched in her spare time.

She explained:

I was just looking on YouTube because I was bored and I found this video and I decided to do it. I justRead More – Source