A flip note animation is what you're looking for.
I couldn't really think of a lot of animations at the beginning of my animation and set design class, and now that the end is really close, i'm really crunched on time.
I've always thought flip note animations were sorta neat, and simple one's can be pretty easy to do, so why not, right?
Step 1: Materials
a writing utensil,
and maybe some patience.
Step 2: Step One; Your Idea.
for i find it can be a little frustrating.
Plan out a simple idea, what you want to happen, a story board.
Here's what mine looked like;
Step 3: Step Two; Drawing Your Animation
Using your notepad, or sticky notes,
draw your first frame on the last page-or note- the second frame on the second last page,
the third frame on the third last page,
and so on.
It gets a little difficult to keep each frame consistent, what i did was trace onto each frame from the previous one, and add and/or move what needed to be.
Step 4: Step Three; Recording
get your camera ready, and fan through each page, starting at the back,
and there's your animation!
Step 5: Step Four; Editing
edit in a few things, make some cool effects, or sounds, even music.
I use adobe premiere, which i have a tutorial for;