We have tried other background colors, but lavender construction paper seems to work best in this project. We use black crayon for the cityscape or landscape and then colored chalk for the storm. Hairspray keeps the chalk in place. We call this project “Stormy Weather.” A supplies list and the directions for this project are in the 5th Grade Projects Gallery in the sidebar.
Happy New Year, and congratulations! I wanted to let you know that you made it onto our list of The Top 100 Kids' Craft Ideas of 2014.