One of the final animation tests we did in Film 203 was with jointed construction paper cutouts that we each made. This form of animation has been most notably popularized by the South Park series, and although my test isn't much to go on, it was a lot of fun to make. I animated a cowboy who shoots his gun and the bullet bounces around the frame until it hits him.
With each test we learned a little bit about the patience and subtly required to create movement in inanimate objects. What resulted from all of these was one final project that we could create in any medium we wanted. I opted for a claymation/stop motion project titled, Over at Grandpa's. More on that soon.