gold and/or silver, watercolor paints, and paint brushes and spray bottles. Our paper lanterns are from Discount School Supply and held up nice to the layers of paint. I'm sure if you handled them gently, standard paper lanterns would work just as well. And in fact I buy all my watercolors from Discount School Supply because they have the best price on the nice big bottles. We use watercolors a lot and these bottles have lasted us at least a year. The spray bottles were just cheapies from the Dollar Store.
Enjoy! And let me know if you have any questions :)