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Easter is creeping up very quickly and, with the last week of Queensland’s first school term starting on Monday, your kids’ annual Easter Hat Parades probably are too. Eek!

If you haven’t yet started on the creative masterpiece that is your child’s Easter Hat Parade bonnet, don’t panic. Your favourite local stores have everything you need to make something amazing in a flash.

Tweed City Shopping Centre is just one of the one-stop-shops you can head to to stock up on all of your art and craft needs.

It goes without saying that the first thing you need to make an Easter Bonnet is a hat, and Big W’s got you covered with their pastel wide brim straw hat – it’s absolutely perfect for decorating.

If you’re running low on arts and crafts supplies, Big W also offers the ultimate Easter Mega Activity Craft Tub which is perfect for creating and decorating an adorable Easter bonnet. For just $10, you can score chenille sticks, pom pom balls, foam shapes, glitter, sequins and more – talk about a bargain!

If you want another easy option for your little ones to craft their Easter bonnet, Kmart has a Make Your Own Easter Hat that comes complete with all the bells and whistles you’ll need. We’re talking glitter glue, chenille sticks, sticker sheets, coloured pom poms and more. This DIY set is certainly worth hopping to the shops for.

Kmart also has plenty of other supplies available, like sparkly Easter tinsel, multi coloured chicks and shredded nest-like paper, all for under $2.

Obviously, no arts and crafts session with the kids can be completed without a little chocolate bribery – for energy, of course – so hit up Woolworths for your favourite eggs. Whether you prefer the Cadbury, Lindt, Red Tulip or Kinder variety, Woolworths has it all.

After some more affordable Easter supplies? Hit up Daiso, Super Saver Discount Store and The Reject Shop – which can all be found in Tweed City Shopping Centre, too.

And, if you want to keep the Easter fun going all holidays long, Tweed City Shopping Centre will be holding Easter Bonnet making classes and other craft activities from 10am ‘til 3pm from the April 8 thru to April 20.

Learn more at www.tweedcity.com.au.

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