Making PVC Snowshoes Jan 16, 2010 -- Just a few shots to show you how my Boy Scout Troop has been making snowshoes for years. We got the idea from an article in Boy's Life several years ago. You pour hot sand into the PVC pipe, which makes it very flexible. Then put the pipe in a wooden form, remove the sand, and allow it to cool. After it's ridged again, we use steel rods, some webbing material, and truck inner-tubes (for the bindings) to make our snowshoes.