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Create your very own Museum using post-it notes and cardboard stamps!

We usually run a workshop for families and budding young architects on the second Saturday of every month. Sadly, the Museum is currently closed due to the Coronavirus lockdown - so we've created a step-by-step guide for you to make your own Soanean creations from home! 

This month, we're creating post-it Museums inspired by the front of the Soane Museum. Read the instructions below to see how to make yours!

What you'll need

  • 1 cardboard box
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick & double-sided tape
  • Pencil
  • Mix of felt-tips & colouring pens
  • Post-it notes
  • 2-3 rubber bands

Cut out three cardboard squares from your box (you'll need the other side for the wall of your Museum later.

These three squares are going to make stamps so you can make the windows and decoration of your post-it Museum!

Draw shapes on your cardboard - a frame, an arch and a sill with lines to divide a window into 3 sections of windowpanes.

Onto your three drawings of window parts, cut some double-sided tape and put it onto the drawing. Peel off the sticky back. Glue can be used instead!

Cut the elastic bands. Stick the cut rubber bands onto the double-sided tape, following your drawing of the window parts.

Use some waterbased felt-tips or brush pens to draw colour onto the rubber lines. If you have stamp pads you can use those too.

The rubber lines should be wet with ink - but don't worry, it's all part of the plan!

After you've coloured the rubber window, now you can flip it and stamp onto a post-it note - printing the colour onto the post-it.

Now cut out the stamped window parts.

Use glue or tape to stick down your stamped post it notes onto a big piece of cardboard, to make the windows of your post-it Museum!

Use your favourite felt-tips and pens to draw onto the boxes any features & details you like! Sir John Soane was a big fan of ornament and decoration, so go crazy!


Now sit back and enjoy your very own Soane Museum at home! We'd love to see pictures of your creations - you can email us on with anything you'd like to share.