As of yet, I have no clown skills. : ( The only electric buzzer I use is the one when you shuffle across a rug and grab the door handle. ;_; I'm also good at making cards disappear by dropping them all over the floor. I could put a quarter in my ear but it might get lost. : ( I plan to get off my fat nose and start learning to grasp the basics of juggling, magic, and to get over my fear of balloons long enough to start learning how to twist ASAP, but at the moment the only thing I know how to do is tell lame jokes, share happy energy with people, and playing roles. I'm wondering if it's conventional for clowns to use puppets---and more specifically, to use stuffed animals (cute, non-threatening ones) as substitute puppets--along the lines of something like the adventures of Duffy the Dachshund and Milton the Monkey. Or better yet, have Duffy and Milton interact with the kids, saying hi, telling jokes, telling Koi-kun off, etc? Will something like that be potentially negative? I humbly consult your wisdom, your Clowniness(es).