DIY Glowing Star Glasses

This post is brought to you by ElectroDash – The 5K Dance Party.

By Nicole.

My house is getting so excited for warmer months ahead! Yesterday it was just warm enough to ride bikes outside without hats and gloves, and my mind started racing toward BBQs, days at the pool, and taking advantage of Utah’s amazing Summer! We’ve got just the thing to help kick-off an amazing Summer, and it even comes with a killer discount code! For you locals, on April 26th, the ElectroDash the 5k race is coming to Utah Valley University! It is a race unlike any other. It’s a glow-in-the-dark, neon lights dance party and it looks like an absolute blast. We’ll be there hosting a bounce house and other kid-friendly activities, and even better, kids 7 and under are free! Even if Dash runs two steps and is ready for the jogger, no money is wasted. To get the boys extra excited, I wanted to make an easy DIY for them to sport at the race.

Here’s what you’ll need:
DIY Glow in the dark glasses

I was ready to show you how to make your own glow-in-the-dark glitter, but guess what? You can buy it pre-made at the craft store! Buy it online here, too. If you’re feeling extra crafty, you can make it by taking glow-in-the-dark spray paint to regular glitter, pre-made is sounding extra nice right about now.

I found these cute star shaped sunglasses at about $.50 each, a can of spray adhesive, and the glow-in-the-dark glitter and then you’ll want to find a nice well-ventilated area to spray. Outside it best. Then use a plate or shallow tupperware and fill it with the glitter and you’re ready to start! You’ll want to put the glasses in the bottom of an open cardboard box and then spray them evenly with the adhesive. Once they’re coated, dip them in the tray of glitter, or use your hands to sprinkle them letting the excess fall to the plate. Sprinkling is a great kid-friendly step, Dash was the best helper. Let it dry completely and you’ve got yourself the perfect race accessory! Check them out in action:
DIY Glowing Star Spectacles

And now for that discount code! Any racers you locals want to bring that are over 7 years old can get 20% of their ticket by entering “ELECTROFRY” at check-out. Buy your ticket now and you will get early bird ticket prices until March 7th, so those tickets are only $39.00!

ElectroDash glow in the dark gear

With each ticket (for kids as well) it includes an ElectroDash t-shirt, neon bracelets, sunglasses and other neon accessories. Register for the Utah Valley Race right here, it will be held at UVU Campus and the Small Fry boys are already so pumped! I on the other hand better get off the couch and attempt to break my running shoes in.

Here’s a taste of the course. You have glowing arches, the Galaxy, Floating Jellyfish, Glowing trees, a Cactus forest, and a Laser Show at the end. Talk about magical!

ElectroDash 5K Course

We hope you locals will join us! We’re thinking of starting a stroller brigade you know, just to make it extra fun for all the college kids. 😉


Electro Dash 5k Utah


  • Anne
    February 27, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    man Utah has all the fun runs!

  • Natashia
    March 9, 2014 at 9:19 am

    This looks super fun!!! I love 5ks and would love to join you awesome ladies! But I looked and there is only registration for Center Street on the website, not UVU. It also says it’s May 31st not April. Help!


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