If you’re wanting to learn the principles of animation at home but feel most comfortable working on paper then a flip book is a great way to begin creating.
Ideas can be as simple or complex as you want to make them. Something most aspiring animators would start with is a squash and stretch ball bounce. From there it’s whatever you can think of.
YouTube user Andymation chose to recreate one of his favourite clips from a film. It was a little ambitious but what he came up with was very effective. Watch the clip below and have a look at his other videos for some more inspiration.