this will teach you how to make easy animation for small or no price.
Step 1: Whatchya Need
1) glass cassoral tray or glass sheet
2) some light source (christmas tree light, flash lights, etc.)
3) paper, lots of paper (depends on how long the animation is)
4) digital camera (need to hook up to the computer)
5) pencil, pen
it doesn't have to be these exact materials, you can change some of them if they work the same.
Step 2: Make the Tray Glow
put the lights under the cassoral dish so that the top is lit up and so it you put a drawing on it and then another piece of paper on top you could trace it.