Beautifully rendered Balloonimals spring to life when you blow into the microphone on your iPhone or swipe with your iPad/iPod Touch. Watch the balloon inflate and then give your phone a shake to start constructing your Balloonimal. With each shake, your animal takes greater shape until... Voila! Your Balloonimal appears and is ready to play. Pet your Balloonimal to see what tricks it can do. An entire collection of balloon animals, including a fish, T-Rex, and snails - 11 Balloonimals in all. See them jump, dance, swim, roar and pop!

Kids will love Balloonimals for:
- simple controls: blow or swipe to inflate, shake to transform, pet to see your Balloonimal spring to life on screen!
- a variety of Balloonimals that randomly cycle through each time you play
- amazing graphics that bring quality 3D renderings and animations to your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch
- fun sound effects that playfully squeak, quack and roar

- Kid-approved by our rambunctious team of tiny beta testers
- Ranks high on the Giggle Scale
- Built to be imagination-boosting and exploration-encouraging
- No wrong way to play
- Intuitive enough for kids under 5
- Captivating enough for ages 0 to 100

About the IDEO Play Lab:
Balloonimals was created by an award-winning team of educators, designers and toy experts who create apps that promote creativity. Our apps encourage kids’ natural tendencies towards curiosity, play and imagination, making us a favorite of both kids and parents.

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What’s New

Version 6.0

We've updated this beloved classic to be compatible with newer devices. Enjoy Balloonimals full screen!

Ratings and Reviews

3.6 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

Hello, I am V. ,

Excellent developer

This app was among the first apps I purchased on our second(?) gen iPod Touch ages ago. I recently downloaded it again just for fun on my iPad and found that the developer is still maintaining it and putting out patches to keep up with the latest iOS versions. Excellent work and dedication! We need more developers like you!


Cute and fun!

I work with 3-5 yr. olds and they are intrigued with this app. They love to discover what it will be, and then what it will do. However, as an adult user, I agree with other reviews that it would be SO much better if I could choose from a menu which one I wanted to see. I hate that when you open the app, it always starts with the dinosaur. If not a menu, then a way to save your spot in the sequence, at least!
Love the idea of this and am looking forward to updates and more animals!
*Update: After using the app for a longer while, I'm giving it 5 stars because I realized that you CAN choose which one you want to see by swiping up or down to move through the sequence so we don't always have to start with the dinosaur (but we often do because it's a favorite). Looking forward to more animals that do cute and funny things!

Ybbilajies ,

Used to be great

My kids loved this app but the last few weeks it has been freezing up after the first balloon was made and had to be restarted every time. Now it won't even make one. It freezes as soon as the first balloon is blown up now so we can't even use it.

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