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Spray Chalk will keep the kids busy while you shop at May Market

One way to use Spray Chalk is over stencils to create designs on asphalt or concrete. It also works great on grass and is non-toxic and washes away easily.
One way to use Spray Chalk is over stencils to create designs on asphalt or concrete. It also works great on grass and is non-toxic and washes away easily. spraychalkfun.com

Once the weather gets warmer (and drier), send the kids outside with Testors Spray Chalk. It’s just what it says it is, only better: comes in an aerosol can, so you shake and spray a fine chalk powder to create designs or lay out playing fields on grass, spray over stencils, write on glass, concrete or asphalt. Sprays 80 linear feet per can. Turn on the hose and wash it away — or let the rain do it for you! Not harmful to vegetation or pets. A colorful four-pack of 6-ounce cans is $19.99 and available in limited quantities at Target in Fairview Heights, Shiloh and Edwardsville. A check at spraychalkfun.com also says the product is sold at Ace Hardware, Home Depot, Michaels, Hobby Lobby, Walmart, Jo-Ann Fabrics and True Value, but check availability before going to one of these retailers.

In case you feel the need for more security around the exterior of your home, check out the Floodlight Cam ($249). It’s touted as the “world’s only motion-activated HD security camera with two built-in LED floodlights, a 110-decibel siren alarm and two-way audio, so you can see, hear and speak to anyone on your property from anywhere.” Floodlight Cam easily replaces existing wired floodlights and connects to standard junction boxes. See more about it at ring.com/floodlightcam. Home Depot in Belleville, Fairview Height and Edwardsville have a limited supply in stock.

Owner Ellen Leaf Moore’s sister, Kathie Bordner, will be at Fezziwig’s in O’Fallon selling her jewelry line, Flora Eudora, from 4-6 p.m. Friday. (She’ll also be at the May Market Home & Garden Show in Lebanon on Saturday.)

The annual May Market Home & Garden Show comes to downtown Lebanon from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. Visit more than 60 booths specializing in spring flowers, flower baskets, yard art, gardening tips and much more. Make sure to stop at retailers along the brick street, too.

Stop in at Pier 1 Imports in Fairview Heights for a special Mother’s Day event from 3-5 p.m. Saturday. See gift-basket demonstrations and enjoy refreshments. If you’re a Pier 1 Rewards member, pick up a free Magnolia Home tote bag.

Effinger Garden Center in Belleville has some Mother’s Day specials going on now: Hanging baskets are $14.98, and big pots of geraniums are $19.98.

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