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Just clowning around

First-grader Camille Taggart gracefully juggles colorful nets during a round robin schedule of clown activities last Thursday at Wadena-Deer Creek Elementary.1 / 11
Artist-in-residence and professional clown Perrin Boyd teaches Mari Grendahl, left, and Sophie Erckenbrack to juggle with balled up scarves.2 / 11
Mackenzie Carsten perches a feather on her nose with the greatest of ease.3 / 11
Cody Wheeler juggles scarves in the air.4 / 11
Michael Schmidt balances a peacock feather in the palm of his hand.5 / 11
Jared Evans-Maisio and Tyler Evans share toothless smiles as they display the cardboard triangles they will turn into festive circus tents.6 / 11
Christian Sundheim smiles while holding a glue stick he planned to use to assemble a paper clown face.7 / 11
First graders Cody Wheeler, Isaac Ries and Alex Anderson show off the clown faces they made during a round robin schedule of clown activities last Thursday.8 / 11
Landon Blessing colors the parts to a clown face he will assemble.9 / 11
Cody Wheeler balances a peacock feather in the palm of his hand.10 / 11
Artist-in-residence Perrin Boyd shares some juggling skills with a group of enthusiastic first-graders at Wadena-Deer Creek Elementary last Thursday. Grants and local contributions funded her visit.11 / 11
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