For you Texans, these are what snowshoes look like (on my feet).
I'm pretty sure I'd never seen a pair in real life until I moved here.
Even so, I found myself making a pair of snowshoes for a game the Cub Scouts played the other night.
Yeah, you're right.
It is nearly impossible to tell the real ones from the homemade.
My little Cub Scout-in-Training was a perfect snowshoe tester.
(But in all seriousness, if you're looking for a "winter activity" cardboard snowshoeing was a huge hit!)