Take some heavy work gloves and use a jigsaw to cut pieces out of a cutting board and then heat them up and melt them to the gloves. Sure they wear down eventually but then you can make new ones. Cost me a total of like 8 bucks.
made my own slide gloves last summer. best toy ever! the leather gloves wore out way before the cutting board plastic even started showing signs of wear. i recommend getting knee pads though, got some cheap ones at home depot for $15 they were real comfortable too