Published on April 17th, 2010 | by Jules Yap


Kura Bed Tent Planetarium

Materials: KURA Bed Tent, Solar System Set

Description: Using the KURA Bed Tent I attached planets from a solar system set my son had. I used a needle and thread to stitch the planets directly onto the tent. The planets glow in the dark so at night in the darkness of the tent, they look great.

~ Shannon, Florida

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14 Responses to Kura Bed Tent Planetarium

  1. Johanna says:

    We just got this set and did this at my five year old’s insistence; he’d seen the picture when we were looking at pictures of the Kura bed while he was bed-shopping. The smallest planet here is too large to fit in my mouth, let alone a toddler’s. It looks fantastic and glows in the dark, too, helping wean the little dude off his bedside lamp. Alexander now goes to bed reciting the names of the planets. He’s beside himself with glee.

  2. Elizabeth says:

    Pretty cool idea!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Your planets and their distances are not to scale! Also Pluto is no longer a planet. herp-a-derp!

  4. Kimberly says:

    It’s the reversible bunk bed…when turned upside down, the bed sits a foot or so off the floor and the canopy rises at least two or three feet from the top of the bed. For a toddler to be able to reach that, he’d have to be at least four feet tall and in that case, I doubt he’d choke on it, lol.

  5. Anonymous says:

    It looks cool! the thread is not like right on the kid’s face, if you look at the first picture is not even long. (the hight of the bed is about 5ft (i know bc my daughters have one) and as you can see the tent is even higher. Great Idea to get your kids interested in the solar system! and kids love “glow in the dark” things!

  6. Anonymous says:

    I think the planetarium idea is brilliant. I think almost anything can be seen as a choking hazard. At some point your kid needs to learn not to try and eat things right? I’m just saying, not a lot of 20 year olds walk around chocking on marbles…

  7. anonymonie says:

    Friends, what kind of toddler has a solar system set in the first place?

    Stitch on, innovator, and ignore people who ignore context.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Ignore all the alarm bells from people who clearly didn’t take 3 seconds to look up this bed on Ikea’s website. It’s the Kura loft bed (as the poster stated) and optional Kura bed canopy. The top level is sturdy enough to hold me and my daughter, and the bottom mattress sits directly on the floor. I’ve done the same thing with glow planets and stars on the canopy. I’ve also covered the ceiling of the bottom level with black sparkly fabric and more hanging stars and planets, and we painted the outside with chalk board paint. It’s such a fun customizable piece! My 7 and 11 year old girls adore this bed.

  9. Jennifer says:

    It may not be a crib, but it’s clearly a toddler’s bed- so this is a bad, bad, bad idea, cute as it looks. I second the alarm bells. Worse, these look like candy.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Pluto included… I approve :-)

  11. Moontree says:

    First commenter clearly has good intentions (new parent, maybe? lol), but that is definitely not a crib.

    What a cool bed, though! It reminds me of the pop-up bed tent I had as a kid in the eighties…. mine had Cabbage Patch Kids all over it and a little window you could peek through. I would totally be down with a solar system bed, too :)

  12. Anonymous says:

    Seriously, does that look like a crib to you? I agree, this is clearly for an older child.

    Very cool, I think this would look very whimsical and cozy in the dark.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Clearly the bed is for an older kid, not a baby (as the previous comment seemed to refer to). I LOVE it – what a fantastic idea! So creative, and what a fun way to get your child excited about sleeping (and the solar system)! :)

  14. Anonymous says:

    I sincerely hope that no one tries this – it looks lovely, I agree, but the choking hazard it poses is just not worth it. Please use hanging planets for their intended purpose: on the ceiling and out of reach by any baby strong enough to pull himself up. (And let’s face it – babies too young to pull themselves up don’t really care if their hanging crib decorations look like planets.)

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