I live in the mountains of Colorado, and often find myself having to wade through feet of snow just to get anywhere around town. Unfortunately, I also do not have the necessary funds to buy a nice set of quality snowshoes that would help me traverse the snowy streets each winter, and am thus forced to look for an alternative means of "walking on snow." The recent Duct Tape Design contest provided the perfect opportunity for me to try something new, and I decided to design and make a pair of snowshoes using easily acquired household objects and of course, Duct tape. The following is the instructable for this project.
Materials: The first step is to collect the necessary materials to have on hand throughout the project. Also, this project took me two days and roughly three hours of actual to complete, so make sure you set aside the necessary time.
-Duct Tape (Two entire rolls)
-Exacto Knife or other cutting implement
-Tree Boughs 6-7 ft long (2-2.5 meters) and 1/2" - 1" in diameter (I personally used Willow boughs which are springy, yet when soaked in water will dry into the shape they are positioned at. Serviceberry is also good, but the material is at your discretion)
-Small Brads (Not necessary, but helpful once it comes to positioning braces)
-String or twine-Ruler
-Large bowl and means of heating water to near boiling point