I made the following two animations using penne and fusili pasta and a tissue paper since almost everything else in my house is neatly (not that neatly) packed away.
It took me a while to get comfortable with the basic principles of animation something and easing in / easing out of the animations and getting the spacings right.
I wanted a top-down mandela effect in the second animation but I wasn't able to execute it without access to a tripod which I've ordered but hasn't arrived yet.
I made the following two basic stop stop motion animations. Then I combined their frames in reverse.