Balloon twisting is popular with kids of all ages, from 2 to 100 and beyond. Stretch the Balloon Dude has been creating balloon animals and other fun designs out of balloons since 1989. He has entertained and twisted balloons at birthday parties, company event, church fairs, school festivals, and more. As an industry leader, he has also taught at balloon conventions and seminars across the country, and has produced over 40 instructional DVDs and books teaching others how to twist balloons into art. He has been the official balloon artist for the Dallas Mavericks NBA basketball team since 2001.