Well, if it's as cold where you are as it is in Wisconsin today, you have probably been spending a lot of time inside. If you are looking for a fun craft to keep you busy while you hide from the cold, I found you one! I actually tried this years ago with purple paper for a candle holder that was not Halloween related, but of course I love the jack-o-lanterns above! The directions for making these are here: Halloween Votives
It's not complicated at all and you get a really neat effect. I remember just modge podging over some art paper. It looks cool if you layer different colors too!