Snowshoes allow people to walk on top of deep snow, instead of sinking into it. Here's a wearable craft that'll help you make your own shoe box snowshoes.
How to Make Snowshoes
What You'll Need:
- Two shoe boxes or a few fallen evergreen boughs
- Large rubber bands or old shoelaces
Snowshoes work by spreading a person's weight over a larger area of snow, so the snow can support the weight. Here are a couple of quick and easy ways to make snowshoes:
Use big rubber bands or shoelaces to strap shoe boxes or evergreen boughs to the bottoms of your boots. Now try walking in the snow. You'll find that walking in snowshoes is like walking in swim fins: It's important to lift the front of your foot high with each step.
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