Tired of folding shirts and ties for Father's Day? Try making this Cool Dad card instead!
The card was made with half a letter size sheet of card stock, and some scrapbook paper.
The Cool Dad model is my design. It was folded with a 4" (100 mm) square of regular origami paper. You can find the diagram here.
For this model, I used a 28"x 40" (700 mm x 1000 mm) sheet of elephant hide paper, where I folded a grid of 64 by 92 squares.
The towers and central structure consist of a series of 90-degree pleat intersection blocks. The walls are built by using the same folding techniques, but folding the pleats alternatively in both sides of the paper. Once all the blocks are folded, they are then popped up or down. Here are two pictures of the model before becoming 3D, front side and back side.
I made a video demonstrating how to fold the 90-degree pleat intersection blocks, and another one with the castle tessellation, from 2D to 3D. Here they are:
I came up with these geometric, three dimensional models. I think that they can be considered origami tessellations, as they were folded from a grid of squares, and the pattern can be repeated and arranged as tiles.
I used a 14" ( 350 mm) square of brown tant paper for the first one and a 11" (275 mm) square of cream parchment paper for the second one.
In both cases I started by folding a grid of 32 by 32 squares, where I folded the tiles. After finishig folding all the tiles, the model was still flat. The last step was to pop up (or down) the tiles, to form the cubes and walls.