Like animations? Like kaleidoscopes? Why not combine them?!
With this script/plugin combo you can do just that. The preview image was created with a single image filled with a standard GIMP pattern.
I created the script to work with an old GIMP kaleidoscope plugin (included in the download), which allows you to create an animated kaleidoscope from a single image or using an existing animated image. The image you use must be RGB / grayscale. So, if you intend to use an animated gif, just go to Image > Mode and select RGB or grayscale and then use the script. The script can be found under Filters > Animation > Animated Kaleidoscope... If you want to run the kaleidoscope plugin without creating an animation, you can find it under Filters > Distorts > Kaleidoscope.
I think the options in the script are self-explanatory, but the ReadMe file in the download provides some details.Installation instructions are included in the ReadMe file. PLEASE read that before sending me any questions.
There are no restrictions on using, just have have fun. Adding this to your favorites is greatly appreciated.