Add a bit of fuzz to your alien! Maybe some fur, clumps of hair, fluffy tails, or soft spines. They could come in handy.

Fuzz is popular in the animal world, plants, and even fungi. Did you know that some caterpillars have furry bodies? They use their hair-like setae to protect themselves from predators. And have you heard of the “hairy” cacti, like the old man cactus? Their fuzzy spines actually help them conserve water in the desert. Even some molds have a fuzzy appearance, which helps them spread their spores more efficiently. So next time you see something furry, don’t assume it’s a mammal – it could be a caterpillar, cactus, or even a mold!