For better results, we strongly recommend plates made from molded cardboard.
They are sold under the brand name “Chinet” in most department stores.
(In Canada, the brand name is “Royal Chinet”).
You can buy LED votive candles at Amazon, for example these:
Acrylic paint can be found in artist supply stores.
Beads and jewelry
See the huge selection at PandaHall.
Tubes for the giant nutcracker
For the arms, you can use mailing tubes that are available in office supply stores or at Amazon.
All kinds of supplies
See our Craft Supply Store.