I have a "blown" ostrich egg that I hand painted on the front. I had found one several years ago that was painted and then used as a night light - the hole in the bottom of the egg is where the little night light went. I gave it to my Mother for Christmas and she accidently knocked it over and broke it.
She was so upset that I searched all over trying to find either another night light or an egg that I could paint (which I did find) After I painted it , (it came out really well, if I do say so myself) I discovered that the bottom hole was too small and wouldn't fit over the light.
She loved it anyway and I still have it on a little stand in my china cabinet. I can't imagine the "hot air" it took to empty that huge egg!