The artist taking balloon animals to the next level

Masayoshi Matsumoto Caterpillar

Balloon art just hit a new high in awesomeness thanks to Japanese artist, Masayoshi Matsumoto. The clever balloonist designs animals, birds, plant life and insects using just balloons. And the results will have you (and the kids) bursting with excitement.

From caterpillars to toucans, Masayoshi has been busy blowing and twisting his way through the animal kingdom for the past seven years. Each piece takes between two to six hours for the self-taught artist to complete. What makes Mayamoshi’s balloon beasts even more incredible is that there are no supplementary materials involved – no markers, no stickers and no glue to keep the animals together. He simply blows, twists and displays.

Amazing, right? Here are some of his balloon creations below, but be warned – they’ll blow you away!

(h/t Demilked | Tumblr)

Masayoshi Matsumoto - Ostrich

Masayoshi Matsumoto - toucan

Masayoshi Matsumoto - parrot

Masayoshi Matsumoto - penguin

Masayoshi Matsumoto - house fly

Masayoshi Matsumoto - grey monkey

Masayoshi Matsumoto - grey bird

Masayoshi Matsumoto - flamingo

Masayoshi Matsumoto - cobra

Masayoshi Matsumoto - spider monkey

Masayoshi Matsumoto - cassawary

Masayoshi Matsumoto - cicada

Masayoshi Matsumoto - turkey

Masayoshi Matsumoto - spider

Masayoshi Matsumoto - baboon

Masayoshi Matsumoto - jumping spider balloon animal

Masayoshi Matsumoto - ant

Masayoshi Matsumoto - rhino balloon animal

Masayoshi Matsumoto - moth balloon animal

Masayoshi Matsumoto - bull balloon animal