First there was the Chia Pet, which was quickly followed by a full menagerie including the Chia bunny, frog, hippo, kitten, pig, puppy, and turtle. Of course, most recently, we also have the limited edition Chia Obama in honor (honor?) of our 44th President of the United States. Well, who needs to buy such terracotta kitsch, when you can make your own?

Last week, Aidan and Chris attended a nature study class at the Iron Oaks Environmental Learning Center and they came home with a woman’s nylon stuffed with top soil and grass seed. What, you ask. Why a homemade Chia caterpillar, of course. We’ve been keeping it watered and it’s growing like crazy. You can barely see the googly eyes and pipe-cleaner antennae. How cool!
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